Janice E. (Swartz) Skaggs

December 1, 1937 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 82)



Janice E. Skaggs, 82, of Wooster, Ohio, and formerly of Fredericksburg, went home to be with her Savior on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Wooster Community Hospital after a brief illness.

Jan was born Dec. 1, 1937, in Ashland, Ohio, to the late Byron and Leta (Green) Swartz and was a 1955 graduate of Fredericksburg High School. On July 20, 1957, she married Nyle S. Skaggs, and they shared over 60 wonderful years together until his death on July 11, 2018.  She had worked at Citizens Bank in Fredericksburg; at Rubbermaid, Inc., in the office; and at Ida Sue/Nick Amster Workshop.

A faithful follower of Christ, Jan played the piano and taught Sunday school at several churches and was active in various Bible-study groups. In recent years she and Nyle attended North Life Baptist Church in Wooster. Jan had helped with Release Time Education at Fredericksburg Elementary School, which was something she truly enjoyed. She also had taught piano lessons. Over the years Jan could be found studying her Bible, reading, gardening, rug hooking, quilting, scrapbooking, and working puzzles.  She was always there to support her sons or grandchildren in their many activities and will be remembered for continuously being willing to help others.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law - Steven and Cindy Skaggs of Greenville, SC; Keith and Diana Skaggs of Rio Rancho, NM; Eric and Aimee Skaggs of Wooster; and Joel and Betsy Skaggs of Wooster - 16 grandchildren: Matthew, Benjamin, Kristie, Jason, Caleb, Weston, Bethany, Seth, Irina, Jonah, Daniel, Lindsey, Lauren, Luke, Caitlin and Maggie; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Jan was preceded in death by her husband, Nyle, by her parents and her only sister, Mildred “Millie” Brinkerhoff.

Services will be Thursday, June 18th, at 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with Pastor Harley Snode officiating. Burial will be in Fredericksburg East Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Due to the current situation with Covid-19, please be considerate of others and practice personal precautions. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com. Memorial contributions may be made to North Life Baptist Church, 2437 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


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June 17, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

249 S. Mill St.
Fredericksburg, OH 44627

Funeral Service
June 18, 2020

11:00 AM

249 S. Mill St.
Fredericksburg, OH 44627

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