Obituary: Mary Skiles

Sawyer, KS - Mary Susanne Skiles, 87, passed away January 23, 2020 at her home. She was born February 5, 1932 in Ringgold, Maryland to Archie S and Iva (Brumbaugh) Bayer. Mary married Alvin Skiles on November 5, 1950 in Brookville, Ohio. They were married for 54 years before he preceded her in death on June 22, 2005.

Mary attended Brookville High School for 2 years. She worked as a homemaker in her own home. She formerly served on the Pratt Regional Medical Center Auxiliary for 20 years.

She is survived by her children, Margaret (Darold) Peters of Wichita, Lavern (Sonya) Skiles of Sawyer and David (Tammy) Skiles of Sawyer; daughter in-law, Jane Skiles of Rocky Mount, Virginia; sister in-laws, Lucille Bayer of New Lebanon, Ohio and Lorene Bayer of Brookville, Ohio; uncle, Ezra Brumbaugh of Bradford, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; parents; son, Phillip Skiles; siblings, Ruth (Everett) Lair, Sarah (Glenn) Flora, George (Opal) Bayer, David (Martha) (Mary), John Bayer and Joel Bayer.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. with family receiving friends  from 5-7 at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Larrison Mortuary  with Minister Darold Peters and Jan Blasi presiding. Burial will follow at Pleasantview Cemetery, Sawyer.

Memorials may be made to J. Gordon Henry Ministries or Interim Healthcare and Hospice in care of Larrison Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at