Nellie A. Skidmore, 95, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:15 P.M. August 29, 2018 at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Mount Vernon. She was born December 31, 1922 in Franklin County, Illinois to the late Soloman Pleas and Ora Viranda (Hammonds) Spann. Nellie married Paul A. Skidmore on April 7, 1940 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. They were blessed with nearly 76 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on January 28, 2016.

Nellie is survived by her daughter, Pauletta M. Zellers and husband, Glenn of Dahlgren, Illinois; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Nellie was preceded in death by her children, Larry Dean Skidmore, Gary M. Skidmore, and Teresa Shurafa; five brothers; and five sisters.

A Visitation will be held Sunday, September 2, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Jason Newell officiating. Interment will follow atMitchell Cemetery in Sesser, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Nellie’s honor to Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit for further information.