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Funeral home: Ike Skelton Died of Pneumonia, Arrangements Announced

MISSOURI -- Pneumonia has been listed as the cause of death for a 17 term west-central Missouri Congressman. That was included in a preliminary obituary written Tuesday by Nadler-Funeral Funeral Home in Lexington.
MISSOURI -- Pneumonia has been listed as the cause of death for a 17 term west-central Missouri Congressman.  That was included in a preliminary obituary written Tuesday by Nadler-Funeral Funeral Home in Lexington. 

Ike Skelton died Monday in a Virginia hospital surrounded by his wife, sons and their family.  He was 81.  

His longtime staffer, Russell Orban, had said Skelton had entered the hospital a week prior with a bad cough, but the cause of death was not initially released.

See the funeral home’s obituary for Ike Skelton


His funeral will be Monday at 2:00 at Wikoff Hall at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington with burial in the local Machpelah Cemetery, with military rites.

Visitation is Sunday from 2:00 until 8:00 at Wentworth Military Academy’s Grondyke Hall.

The private viewing for dignitaries will be on Monday, November 4th from noon – 1:45pm before the funeral start at 2pm
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