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Richard ‘Lanny’ Skees

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Richard “Lanny” Skees, 67, of Sonora, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He was retired from the state with 32 years of service as a dairy farm inspector; he was a life-long farmer, a teacher at Sonora Elementary School and a past president of Sonora Optimist Club. Lanny was a Vietnam Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Jane Reed Skees.

He is survived by his wife, Normanline Ashlock Skees of Sonora; two nephews, Larry D. (Angela) Ashlock and Nathan (Amy) Ashlock; a brother-in-law, Larry G. (Pam) Ashlock; his best buddy, Greg McMurtry; and his dog, Murphy.

The funeral was Wednesday, March 21, at St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Chuck Walker officiating. Burial was in St. James Cemetery.

Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown handled arrangements.

The family requests contributions be made to St. Jude Research.

Condolences may be expressed at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.