Robert Skidmore 1957-2021

Robert Skidmore 1957-2021

Robert Lee Skidmore, 63, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at his home near Melvern.

He was born on Nov. 5, 1957, in Emporia, the son of John and Donna Lee (Burns) Skidmore.

Bob grew up in Lyndon and graduated from Lyndon High School in 1975. He had always lived in Lyndon and near Melvern.

Bob started work on the construction of the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant and then worked there as an electrician for more than 30 years. He had also farmed the last few years. He was a Shriner and a member of IBEW 304.

Bob was married to Donna June Kautz in 1977. They later divorced. He married Sharada Schroeder in 1994. They later divorced.

Bob was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Skidmore, in 1997; his father, John Skidmore; and his ex-wife, Donna Kautz.

Bob is survived by his mother, Donna Hannigan of Osage City; his three daughters, Jennifer Bontrager (Scott Fredrickson) of Holton, Susan Beecham (Ryan Diehl) of Goff and Bobbi Jo Havenstein (John) of Manhattan; his two brothers, David Skidmore of Tomball, Texas and John Skidmore of Lebo; his stepfather, Jim Snyder; his three stepsisters, Debbie Woodson (Danny) of Melvern, Chris Weber of Arvada, Colo., and Tammy Lee of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Bob will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 at the Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Skidmore Memorial Fund (to be designated later by the family) and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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