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Susan Patricia Skiles, 62, Ottawa, Kan., died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at St. Luke’s South, Overland Park, Kan.

A funeral mass is planned 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, followed by a visitation for family and friends visitation 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Interment is planned for Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

She was born Friday, October 27, 1950, in Austin, Texas, the daughter of Patrick and Catharine (Trimble) Lavy.

Susan lived in Ottawa since 1996, moving from Branson, Mo., where she lived for 10 years. Before that, she lived in Salem, Mo., beginning her freshman year, moving there from Austin, Texas. When she was 11, she attended a boarding school for girls in England for one year.

She graduated from Salem High School, Salem, Mo., with the class of 1968.

Susan was united in marriage with Gary Skiles March 16, 1968, in Rolla, MO. They shared 45 years together. He survives of the home.

Susan worked 15 years for Frank Eye Center as an office manager; Walmart Supercenter as department manager both of Ottawa; Tri-Lakes Eye Center as an insurance specialist in Branson, Mo.; and a dental office manager in Salem, Mo.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Skiles, of the home; daughters, Nichole Hunsaker and husband, Mike, Bradleyville, Mo., Catharine Skiles and, Lawrence Kaub, Ottawa, Victoria Skiles, of the home, Elizabeth Humphrey and husband, Jerry, Hillsboro, Mo.; son, Michael Skiles, of the home; grandchildren, Austin, Kaitlyn and Dylan Hunsaker, Dawson and Kinleigh Kaub; mother, Catharine Sanders, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and sister, Alexandra Sanders, Pittsburg, Penn.

She was preceded in death by her father, Patrick Lavy; sister, Nikki Lavy; and step-father, Alec Sanders.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Franklin County Cancer Foundation through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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