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Carolyn Skinner

January 15, 1935 — December 21, 2021


A celebration of the life of Carolyn Ann Englert Skinner will be held at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Paul Wingfield officiating on Friday, December 31, 2021 at 10 AM.

Visitation will begin on Thursday, December 30,2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Burial will be held on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Maple Lawn Park Cemetery.

Carolyn, age 86, passed away at home early Tuesday morning December 21,2021.  She had been surrounded by her large and loving family since being diagnosed with leukemia approximately five weeks prior.

Survivors include her four children.  Son, Dr. Hal Skinner and spouse Sarah of Lexington, Kentucky, their children Sloane (Chadwick) Carlough of Alexandria, Virginia, Anna and Sara Skinner of Hollywood, California, Drew and Frankie Knight of Lexington. Son, Dr. Steve Skinner and spouse Judy and family, Dr. Michael Skinner, Brooke Skinner, Christina Skinner, and Joshua Skinner originally of Hanceville, Alabama.  Daughter, Holly Henderson, grandson Brandon Henderson, great grandson Gage Henderson and granddaughter Victoria Zink all of Paducah.  Dr. Shari Kelly and spouse Brian Kelley of Fort Myers, Florida.  Also, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends from her ever growing extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Pauline Freeman Englert, brother Tom Englert, cousins Jack and Michael Freeman, and granddaughter Heather Henderson.

Carolyn graduated from Paducah Tilghman High School class of 1953 where she was a member of the drill corps and performed as a baton majorette.  After graduation she held various jobs, starting at Kresge Five and Dime Store, Crystal Smith Dance Studio, and Aetna Finance, all of Paducah.  Carolyn married William G. Skinner on July 25, 1955 and they moved to Cherry Point North Carolina where they started their family while he was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps.  Later they moved to Birmingham, Alabama while he attended pharmacy school and she was a bank teller.  Afterwards they returned to Paducah where she continued her most beloved job of being a mother and continuing to grow the family.  There she raised their four children.  She was very involved with all of her children’s sports and activities from basketball, football, cheerleading, PTA, horse shows and church functions.  As her children moved on with their lives and the start of their families, she returned to work as a teacher’s aide for kindergarten at Heath Elementary School.  There she worked with another generation of youngsters and developed many close relationships that blessed her and continue to bless her loved ones and family.  She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by those who loved her.

Remembrances may be made to, Lone Oak Church of Christ 2960 Lone Oak Rd. Paducah, KY 42003, in her name.  Funds are to provide meals for those affected by the December 10, 2021 tornado in Mayfield, KY as well as clean-up crews and utility workers.

During this difficult time, you may show your support by joining the "Hugs from Home" program, where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support. Please go to <> to send a hug.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, January 3, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery, Paducah


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