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300 South Morton Street ( U.S. 31)
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-738-0202
Fax: 317-736-0210
Ivan Skaggs

Ivan Lee Skaggs

Monday, June 23rd, 1924 - Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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Ivan Lee Skaggs, 94, of Franklin, IN passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, IN. He was born June 23, 1924 in Indianapolis, IN. to Daniel and Irene (Breeden) Skaggs. He married Betty L. (Chambers) Skaggs on June 21, 1946 in Indianapolis, IN she preceded him in death on October 31, 2018.
He was a 1942 graduate of Southport High School. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II where he served in the Pacific Theater as an aviation radioman aboard the U.S.S. Suwannee. He had been a project superintendent for the Skillman Corporation in Indianapolis for thirteen years retiring in 1987. He and his late wife Betty also owned and operated Yesterday’s Antique Store in Morgantown, IN. He was a 58 year member of Southport Masonic Lodge #217, Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine Temple where he was past president of the Arab Patrol in 1973, a member of the Hillbilly Unit, organized the Murat Bass Anglers Club, the Gatlin Gun Club, the Johnson County Shrine Club, and a former member of Samaria Christian Church in Trafalgar, IN.
Survivors include his three children, Carolyn S. Richards (Gary) of Greenwood, IN, Daniel L. Skaggs of Noblesville, IN, and John A. Skaggs (Valesa) of Indianapolis, IN; seven grandchildren, Scott Richards (Kelly) of Greenwood, IN, Bethany Hannon (Patrick) of Greenwood, IN, Allison Skaggs of Franklin, IN, Leah Skaggs of Indianapolis, IN, Kyle Skaggs of Indianapolis, IN, Ryan Skaggs (Heather) of Bloomington, IN, and Andrew Skaggs (Jenny) of Noblesville, IN; ten great-grandchildren, Trevan, Tristin, Bailey, Colbie, Sydney, Trace, Serenity, Emma, Benjamin and Laura; several nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister Evelyn O’Steimer and infant sister Marilyn Skaggs.
Southport Masonic Lodge #270 will conduct a Masonic service on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN, followed by a celebration of life service conducted by Chaplain Elaine Clark with full military honors to follow, conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard and Franklin American Legion Post 205. Friends may call Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10AM till service time at the mortuary. Inurnment will take place at Floral Park Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, 525 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204 or at www.imhf.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. Information at 317-738-0202.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    Address
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31)
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    Address
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31))
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Southport Masonic Lodge #270 will conduct a Masonic service on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN, followed by a celebration of life service conducted by Chaplain Elaine Clark with full military honors to follow, conducted by the United States Navy Honor Guard and Franklin American Legion Post 205.
    Co-Celebrant
    Southport Masonic Lodge #270
    Chaplain Elaine Clark
  • Interment

    Location
    Floral Park Cemetery
    Address
    425 N. Holt Road
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46222
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Affiliations

  • Masonic Lodge
  • Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
  • Shriners
  • US Navy

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Posted at 01:30pm
Dan and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Your entire Erie family is thinking of you.
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Barb Wethington

Posted at 12:17pm
John, When Ivan and Betty were a part of Mt. Auburn, I always looked forward to seeing them come in the door on Sunday morning both with big Emil es ands hug or a handshake for everyone. Oh how I have missed seeing them. We were all so lucky to have had them in our lives. While I am saddened by this news and for all of you I am happy that they are together with our Lord in their heavenly home. I thank God that I was privileged to have known them. Prayers are with you. RIP Ivan Barb Wethington
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Mike Kossick

Posted at 08:24pm
Ivan was a really nice man. Always had a smile for you. Our condolences to you and your family John. May God comfort you at this time. Mike, Jennifer, Maddie and Lindsey Kossick
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Donna Barr

Posted at 03:35pm
Remembering how fond our parents, Jug and Red Shouse (Stackhouse Building Specialties) were of your parents. Happy memories of good people. Please accept our condolences on the passing of your parents. Steve Shouse, Tony Shouse, Donna Shouse Barr
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Jim Maguire

Posted at 09:29am
Danny, Your Dad was a great man and you have been blessed with his sense of humor and love of people. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry I won't be there on Saturday to give you a hug, but I will be out f town. Much love and sincere condolences, Jim Maguire
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