Jean Skinner

Jean Marie Skinner (Gallmeyer)

Thursday, February 26th, 1920 - Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Jean Marie Skinner, 99, passed away on July 15, 2019 at the Hearth at Sycamore Village in Fort Wayne IN. Born in Montpelier IN in 1920 to Amy and Carl Gallmeyer, Jean spent much of her childhood in Memphis, TN. She married her husband Bill in 1940. The couple lived at Blue Lake near Churubusco where they raised their family. They also lived in Fort Wayne, Marion, and Upland, IN, as well as Rockford, IL. After retirement, Bill and Jean lived on Center Hill Lake in Silver Point, TN for more than 40 years before returning to their home state of Indiana. Jean is survived by her daughter Wendy Skinner; son-in-law Donald Lebow; granddaughter Chari Heffley; grandsons David Skinner and Andrew Skinner; nephew Bruce Gallmeyer; niece Mary Ann Esser; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Willard Guy Skinner; son Michael Dan Skinner; and brother David Gallmeyer. Her cremated remains will be placed next to her husband's on a hilltop in Tennessee. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Foundation at To sign the online guest book, go to
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