Juanita Eileen Skaggs, a retired social worker who lived in Joppa, died Sunday at a hospital in Oklahoma City after a stroke. She was 69.
A memorial service for Mrs. Skaggs, who had been visiting relatives in Oklahoma City, was held yesterday at the Hahn-Cook/Street and Draper Funeral Home there.
Born Juanita Eileen Gibson in Oklahoma City, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma and began doing social work after her husband, Jesse Sparks Skaggs Jr., retired as a major in the Air Force in 1962. They moved to Joppa in 1965 when he began working at the Aberdeen Proving Ground for Ross Aviation. He retired nearly five years ago.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Air Force Lt. Col. Jesse Sparks Skaggs III of Oklahoma City and Tel Aviv, Israel; and a grandson.