Martha Ellen Skinner


Memorial services for Martha Ellen Skinner, 78, of Ada are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Ada. The Rev. Brian Matthews and Dr. Roberto Escamilla will officiate.
Mrs. Skinner passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at a local nursing home.
She was born Sept. 13, 1940, at Iowa Park, Texas, to Leonard Elbert and Nellie Helen Reaser Winstead. She received a bachelor of science degree in art education from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.
She married Tom Skinner. He preceded her in death in 2009.
Mrs. Skinner was a school teacher in art education and a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Golden Agers and the Chancel Choir. She loved a variety of music and enjoyed listening to youth and children perform.
Survivors include two brothers, Joe Everett Winstead of Magnolia, Arkansas, and Leonard Butch Winstead of Newcastle, Texas; and her nieces, Cynthia Jo Winstead Backstrom and husband, Hakan, of Springfield, Missouri, and Julia Courtney Cunningham and husband, Dustin, of Orlando, Florida; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Dr. Janet Winstead of Bridgewater, Virginia.
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Published on February 5, 2019
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