Arlene Joyce Skelton

September 29, 1941 - May 19, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 75 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Friend.

ARLENE JOYCE SKELTON, age 75, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Herbert P. Skelton who passed away in 1983.

She was born on September 29, 1941 in Wilmington, DE and attended Kennett High School. She was the daughter of the late Basil Ellsworth and Evelyn Mae Davis Taylor.

She retired from the Chester County Hospital in 2005. Previously, she had worked Chester-Tricot Knitting Mills and at Hugo’s Inn.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved Elvis, her dog, Sadie Mae, reading and Nascar.

Arlene is survived by two sons, Johnny W. Tucker, Jr. and his wife Linda of New London, PA and William E. Tucker and his wife Jody of York, PA; one daughter, Lisa Taylor and her husband Jeffrey of Landenberg, PA; three brothers, Michael Ellsworth and his wife Carol of Menifee, CA, Richard Taylor and his wife Okie of West Grove PA and Barry Taylor and his wife Cynthia of Hickory, North Carolina; two sisters, Linda Whisler of Avondale, PA and Gale Richardson and her husband Ray of Chandler, AZ; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 12:00 to 1:00 on Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2017 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. Her Funeral service will follow at 1:00. Burial will be in Longwood Cemetery, Kennett Square, PA

In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to the PA Wounded Warriors, Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011

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Memorial Donations

PA Wounded Warriors, Inc.

1117 Country Club Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011



May 24, 2017 12:00-1:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home,
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Service

May 24, 2017 1:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home,
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


May 24, 2017 Following her Funeral Service Longwood Cemetery
Kennett Square, PA


  1. I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. She was such a nice person to me. Both as a child when I would see her while she visited her grandparents on Broad St., and as an adult working at the hospital. My deepest sympathies to all the family. So sorry I was unable to come and pay my respects in person.

    Fran (Ruoss) Scholl | May 26, 2017 at 4:48 PM
  2. Billy, wishing you and your family strength and peace. May God’s love make your grief bearable. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. God bless.

    Corinne & Till | May 23, 2017 at 4:56 PM
  3. Lisa,
    Know that your mother is no longer in pain and that each day she will be watching you with thankfulness for your loving and caring ways.

    Sandi Waibel | May 23, 2017 at 11:59 AM
  4. Lisa, My deepest sorry for your mom’s passing. I know the sadness you feel and I promise you, she is in Heaven. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your Mom Joyce. I’m am confident she was a good person and is very proud of her accomplishments in life, example by her raising a beautiful daughter, Lisa. I have, as many have, comfort to know and love. My deepest sorry to you and your entire family.
    May God Bless you and give you peace
    Your dear friends,
    Michael and ElizaBeth Barrett – Hernandez and family

    Beth Barrett-Hernandez | May 22, 2017 at 11:25 AM
  5. Billy, I know how difficult it is to lose your Mother. Just know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish the good times and special memories you had with your Mom and know that one day you will see her again!

    Jeff & Denise Stokes | May 22, 2017 at 10:56 AM
  6. Lisa I’m so sorry for your loss you were good to your mom and she was a great lady

    Joy Chamberlain | May 22, 2017 at 10:52 AM
  7. John, Esther and I know the sadness you feel as we both lost our Mothers and as hard as it is now to cope with your loss,just know she is in Heaven and you will see her again.Think about all the great times you’ve had with her. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your Mom but I know she was an awesome lady May God Bless you and comfort you and give you peace.

    With much Love
    Mark and Esther Oswald

    Mark and Esther Oswald | May 22, 2017 at 7:37 AM
  8. There are so many wonderful memories I have as a child. My Mom & Dad & Joyce & Johnny would go out to listen to music & have a great time. I remember New Year’s Eve’s Party’s at the house, when we, as children, would sneak down the stairs to watch everyone having a good time! Joyce was a kind & caring woman who made everyone she knew happy! Go with God Joyce, and go with Peace. You have a special place in all of my family’s hearts. 💕

    Sandra McDinaugh McVaugh | May 21, 2017 at 11:34 PM
  9. Lisa I am so sorry to hear this. Our Lord has chosen another angel. Love to you and your family.

    Wendy Pennington | May 21, 2017 at 6:07 PM

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