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Margaret "Ellen" Skidmore, 89, of Eckhart Mines, died at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, surrounded by her family.
Born July 27, 1928, in Gates, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Welsh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth Skidmore; daughter, Tina Lewis; grandchildren, Zachary and Christopher Huff; sisters, Mary Robinette and Catherine Purbaugh.
Ellen, as affectionately known by close family and friends, worked for the Frostburg Village Nursing Home for a majority of her life as well as providing home health care for numerous aging residents.
Ellen was a proud military spouse and mother who gave loyally to our local police and fire departments and St. Michaels every year.
Survivors include her beloved cat, Maxie; one brother, Robert Welsh and wife, Helen; five children, Frederick Huff, James Huff, Paula Folk and husband, Richard Folk, Paul Huff, John Huff and wife, Mary Ann; grandchildren, Josh Huff and wife, Jessica, Jamie Hansrote and fiancé, William Held, Jeremiah Huff, Christopher Huff, Jennifer Huff, Tiffany Stair and husband, Kristopher, Amy Huff; great-grandchildren, Frances, Oliver, Daniel, Emma and Evan Huff. Special friends and caregivers include Brenda Athey, Laura Spitznas and Virginia Lattea.
Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held at Durst Funeral Home Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. with Fr. Ed. Hendricks as celebrant.
Interment will be in Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 26, 2017
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