Arah J. Skalicky, age 89, died Saturday afternoon, September 14, 2013, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
She was born on February 11, 1924, at Sweetland, Iowa, the daughter of Pleasant B. and Hazel (Dean) Gray. She was raised in Iowa, graduating from Fort Madison High School, Fort Madison, Iowa. She moved to Meade, Kansas, in the 1940’s. For several years she worked as a cashier for Randy’s Market in Meade. In addition to her employment at Randy’s, she was a mother, and a homemaker.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Meade. Arah and her husband enjoyed dancing and traveling to various locations in the United States and abroad.
On October 17, 1951, she married Miles Joseph “Mike” Skalicky at the United Methodist Church in Meade. He precedes her in death on December 13, 2005.
She is survived by:
Her son, Mitchell Skalicky and wife Ana, of Mexico City, Mexico
A brother, Richard Gray and wife Nell of Stratford, Oklahoma
Two grandchildren, Captain Michael Skalicky of Beaufort, South Carolina
Caroline Skalicky of Tucson, Arizona
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, Victor Gray; and tow sisters, Naomi Pandurovich and Vivian Quackenbush.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the United Methodist Church, Meade. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.