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Cari Lyn Skelton

Cari L. Skelton, age 48, of Carbondale, Illinois,  passed away Monday, July 11, 2022 at her home.

Cari was born June 05, 1974 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a daughter of Bill and Carol (Kozelnik)  Danner. She married the love of her life, Bruce F. Skelton on July 16, 2019 in Murphysboro, IL.  Cari grew up in Kansas City, KS and attended nursing school.  She worked as a nurse in the Kansas City area for several years.  She and her husband moved to rural Carbondale in 2010.  She had worked at Heartland Regional Hospital, Herrin Hospital and Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Cari enjoyed working on her property, her pet dog Bacon, watching the deer and her flower gardens. 

She is survived by her spouse Bruce F. Skelton of Carbondale, IL; three children, Taylor Fairchild of Kansas City, KS, Shelby Fairchild of Kansas City, KS, and Jessie Wyatt Skelton of Carbondale, IL;  three step-children Terra Tolbert of Carterville, IL; Bruce Skelton Jr of Buckner, IL; Dakota Skelton of Carbondale, IL; her parents, Bill and Carol Danner of Gardener, KS; two siblings, Brian Danner and Tracey Danner; and her three grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her step-son Scott Skelton of Carterville, IL.

Graveside Services and Burial will be held Monday, July 18, 2022, 2:00 PM at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in West Vienna, with Rev. Donny Colson officiating. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Cari Skelton

Megan.T Aug 1 2022 12:35 AM

Our relationship as sisters had rough spots, but I still loved you and I'm so heartbroken that you are gone. I promise to take care of your girls and their boys .

Your Sis Traci Jul 28 2022 5:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cari Skelton

Tara Siddon Jul 18 2022 10:24 PM

God speed Cari. God bless Bruce and Wyatt as they go through this ordeal. I know you will watch over them too from up above.

Patricia Skelton Jul 18 2022 12:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cari Skelton

Bekah Jul 18 2022 10:55 AM

I Loved your kind heart and your spirit!💕💕 Love and prayers to your family 🙏 you will be missed and NEVER forgotten ❤️

Kimberly Lingle Jul 16 2022 12:12 PM

I'm sorry for your loss...hugs and prayers for your family ❤️

Mares Nancy Jul 16 2022 10:35 AM

RIP Cari. Fly high in the sky

Woodrow Lyell jr Jul 16 2022 9:38 AM

Gone to soon. You were a great person and would help anyone. I just am in shock. If I asked you to come in earlier or stay late you always did. I know so much about your two girls and Wyatt the game player and fishing with Bruce. Seems like I know your in tire family. You love Bruce so much and Wyatt man he was you sunshine and sunset. He will be just fine with Bruce he will make sure he is taken care of. You were always laughing at Or with someone. Cracking jokes Just life of the party as they would say. You also wanted to go back to KS. And work more at nursing. Your license wouldn’t transfer here. But that was one of your goals and that was because you loved taking care of people and did a good job at it. You had a lot of compassion for people who were sick. That was your calling. I will miss you with all my heart. Thank you for all the laughs and giggles we shared. It was my pleasure to work with you Cari. Now it time you Rest In Peace with no more doctors and hospital trips.
Laura Morber. 🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘
You have your wings now you can fly. 💔

Laura Morber Jul 15 2022 11:32 PM

I love you, mom

Shelby Jul 15 2022 8:59 PM

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