Kay Frances Skidmore, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at Virginia Beach Healthcare and Rehabilitation Facility. Kay was born to Melburn (deceased) and Pauline Smith (deceased) on November 24, 1940 and was raised in Winifred, West Virginia. Kay left her hometown with her childhood sweetheart, Wilbert G. Skidmore. They married and eventually wound up in Virginia to raise their 3 sons, Kevin, Terrence, and Brant. Kay was an impeccable homemaker, decorator, and loved cooking for her family when she could. She was especially revered for rock candy and peanut butter fudge. She also spent 20 years selling cosmetics for J.C. Penny’s and retired from the Virginia Beach Schools cafeteria.
In her spare time Kay enjoyed traveling, often going to West Virginia, her happy place as she called it, to visit family and attend family reunions. She also loved playing the slots and would often travel to Dover Downs, (her other happy place), with her longtime companion John McGowen (deceased).
In addition to the previously deceased, she is also predeceased by her brothers, Eugene and Kenneth Smith; and sister, Jewel McGraw. Left to cherish her memory are her 3 sons, Kevin and wife Susan of New Jersey, Terry and fiance Jackie of Virginia Beach, and Brant and wife Tammy of Chesapeake; and daughter in law, TC of Virginia Beach; her six grandchildren, Billy, Chris, Ryan, Trent, Jason and Dylan; and her 3 great-grandchildren, Mason, Braden and Evelynn. She is also survived by her sister, Doris Dunlap of Charleston West Virginia, along with a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. To honor her wishes, there will be no service. She will be taken home to West Virginia where she always wanted to be.