Arlene Joyce Skelton of Kennett Square

Arlene Joyce Skelton, 75, of Kennett Square, died Friday, May 19, at Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Herbert P. Skelton who died in 1983.

Arlene Joyce Skelton

She was born on Sept. 29, 1941 in Wilmington, and attended Kennett High School. She was the daughter of the late Basil Ellsworth and Evelyn Mae Davis Taylor.

She retired from the Chester County Hospital in 2005. Previously, she had worked Chester-Tricot Knitting Mills and at Hugo’s Inn.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved Elvis, her dog, Sadie Mae, reading and Nascar.

Arlene is survived by two sons, Johnny W. Tucker, Jr. and his wife Linda of New London, and William E. Tucker and his wife Jody of York; one daughter, Lisa Taylor and her husband Jeffrey of Landenberg; three brothers, Michael Ellsworth and his wife Carol of Menifee, Calif., Richard Taylor and his wife Okie of West Grove and Barry Taylor and his wife Cynthia of Hickory, N.C.; two sisters, Linda Whisler of Avondale, and Gale Richardson and her husband Ray of Chandler, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square. Her Funeral service will follow at 10. Burial will be in Longwood Cemetery, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the PA Wounded Warriors, Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011

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