Winifred Sturgill Skaggs

Sunday 15th of October 1922 - Tuesday 14th of May 2019

Winifred Sturgill Skaggs


Graveside Service

May 17, 2019 (12:00 pm )

Lexington Cemetery

833 W. Main, Lexington, KY

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Winifred Sturgill Skaggs, 96, passed away on May 14, 2019 in Lexington.  She was born October 15, 1922 in Hindman, KY.  Her parents were Troy B. and Dorothy M. Sturgill of Prestonsburg, KY.  A former educator and homemaker, she was married to the late Forest M. Skaggs, DMD for over 51 years.  They lived in Lynch, KY before moving to Lexington.

She is survived by a daughter Judith Ann Wright (F. Ben, DMD, deceased) of Louisville and son Forest M. Skaggs III (Dianne) of Lexington.  She had 4 grandchildren, Hope Mills (David) of Louisville, Ford Wright of Louisville, Andrew Skaggs of Atlanta, and Blake Skaggs (Christie) of Austin, TX and 1 great-grandson Benjamin Mills.  She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers, William B. Sturgill and Barkley J. Sturgill, and sister Gwendolyn Dingus.

She was a member of the Southern Hills United Methodist Church.  The family wishes to thank the staff of Signature Care at Tanbark for their care and support of our mother.

A graveside service will be held on Friday at 12pm at the Lexington Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made in her name to a charity of your choice. 

Guest Book

John and Rita (Farris) Staley


We were saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family🙏🏻

3 days ago

Bill & Mary Jo Marion


Dear Judy & Forest We loved your mother, she was so nice, close to our family, I know heaven will be a better place now. I know you will miss her, but think of all the good times.... Bill

4 days ago

Pam France


Dear Judy, Forest and grandchildren, I have such fond memories of your Mom/grandmother. I know you were each loved deeply by her. She was such a fun, pleasant lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy, I have just learned that Ben and your Dad have passed as well. I think of you often and hope that you are doing well. God bless...

5 days ago

Brenda Phillips Farmer


I am blessed to have known Mrs. Skaggs. She was a substitute teacher for some of my elementary school classes. She was so pleasant. She always had a smile. She had a way of leaving you with a very good feeling when she left you. I guess it was because of her sincere kindness. I always coveted her beautiful white teeth! I know you will miss her. You are in my prayers.

5 days ago