Let the memory of Vicki be with us forever
  • 53 years old
  • Born on February 1, 1958 in Steubenville, Ohio, United States.
  • Passed away on February 14, 2011 in Wintersville, Ohio, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Vicki Skeens, 53, born on February 1, 1958 and passed away on February 14, 2011. We will remember her forever.

SKEENS, Vicki J., 53, of Toronto, passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011,  at Lifeline Hospital in Wintersville, Ohio.

Born Feb. 1, 1958, in Steubenville, she is a daughter of the late Lloyd King and Claire Achhammer. She is retired from the Scott Lumber Company of Steubenville and Weirton where she worked as a secretary and office manager.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her father Lloyd Achhamer and her mother-in-law and father-in-law Mary and Bernard Skeens

Vicki's survivors include, her husband, Bernard Skeens of the family home in Toronto,  whom she married Feb 8, 1975; a son John Skeens of Toronto; a daughter, Karla Skeens and her fiance Jordan Maple of East Liverpool, Ohio; a grandson Raymond Householder Jr. of East Liverpool, Ohio; four sisters, Susan Wilson and her husband Paul of Cumberland, Maryland,  Alice Humes of St. Petersburg, Florida,  Valli King of Steubenville, Ohio,  Helen Spanovich of Steubenville, Ohio; four brothers, Larry King and his wife Beckie of Steubenville, Ohio, Ronnie King and his wife Janet of Toronto, Ohio, Christopher King and his wife Dachia of Lake Stevens, Wash., Jeffery King of Warrens Baugh, Ill. ; mothe Donna King of Toronto, Ohio. Sister-in-law  Gloria Strazinski of Mingo Junction, Ohio, and Mike Skeens and his wife Tomi of Toronto, Ohio.

Posted by Karla Skeens on February 1, 2018
Missing you a lot. Today would have been your 60th birthday. I miss celebrating this day with you. Happy Birthday Mom/Nana
Posted by Sue Wilson on February 1, 2018
Another year has gone by. I think of you every day. QVC isn't the same without you. So many events, sad times and joys that I would love to share with you but that was not to be. We had good times (not enough) but I do have those precious memories. I still see those little white butterflies and cardinals that let me know that you are with me.
Posted by Karla Skeens on September 21, 2017
Thinking of you a lot these past couple of weeks, and knowing how you would know what to say to make me feel better. You were not only my mother, but my best friend. I sit here and try to think what would you say to me. I miss those days so much.  I Love and Miss you.
Posted by Sue Wilson on February 14, 2017
The years pass by and the memories linger but the sad thoughts of the times we could have had come to me all the time.  We did enjoy the time we had and you are missed so much.  I've said it before but I can only think of the fact that you are now out of pain and suffering.  Hugs from your sister and friend.
Posted by Karla Skeens on February 14, 2017
Missing you so much today. Everyday I think about picking up the phone and calling you. It is so hard without you here. I am so thankful for those who helped me at the funeral. Aunt Valli and Uncle Larry was such a tremendous help to me. I couldn't have asked for more help. The two of them talk about you so much. Tater misses you and loves you so much. All he can remember is the great memories. He talks about you all the time. We love you
Posted by Sue Wilson on February 1, 2017
How do I begin......... to my dear sister and friend.  As the years go by I can only dwell on the memories. Christmas time held the memories of all the santa and snowmen gifts we shared. Memories of all the QVC shows we "watched" together (on the phone) and all the flea markets and auctions we went to when we did get together. So many good things to think about to help me get through the times of missing you. I will always miss you.  "Love you bunches"  Sue
Posted by Karla Skeens on February 14, 2016
It's been 5 years. 5 years to many. I still have dreams that you are coming back. Like it was some big ole joke you have been playing on us. In these dreams, I have disappointed you. You are always upset with me. I'm sorry mamma, for whatever I have done to make you disappointed in me. I love you and tater and I miss you very much. I really don't know how I am doing this without you. I just think in my head that I have you strength to carry on.
Posted by Sue Wilson on February 12, 2016
The time has gone by but the memories will never pass. So many fun times and laughs.  There were some tears along the way but these only showed me how we helped each other.  The tears now are me feeling sorry for myself that I don't have you with me any longer. When the tears come I just try to think of how sick you were and how healthy you are now.  Keep watching over me, little sister.  Love you and miss you.
Posted by Helen Spanovich on February 10, 2016
Oh Vicki, This month used to be so light & happy.....now I just get more depressed. From the 1st at your birthday thru your anniversay on the 8th and to the 14th the day you passed back to God and Mom. I miss you so much, things have changed so much, I need you, I hope you're listening when I talk to you, I feel like you are, at least I feel better, lol I  love you.
Posted by Sue Wilson on February 1, 2016
Tears, so many tears. I miss you so much. Wish I could celebrate this birthday with you.  You are in my thoughts so much.  Love you sis and we will meet again in a place where you will be healthy and happy.
Posted by Helen Spanovich on February 17, 2015
Another birthday has come and gone, Vicki. I've been thinking of you & how very much you are loved and missed. Our lives go on, but the emptiness of missing you and other loved ones, keeps growing in my heart. Happy memories are what I treasure (more, every day) and of those I Have so many. I love you 2 chickens, my sister....my friend.
Posted by Sue Wilson on February 1, 2015
To my dearest sister, the days and years have flown by but the memories that you left me with will always stay safe and secure in my heart. I've needed you in the last couple months. So many things that we would have shared.  I miss you.
Posted by Helen Spanovich on February 1, 2015
Happy Heavenly Birthday Vicki! I miss you so much, you were always the one I leaned on & talked with every day. Now when I talk to Mom, I include you in the conversation, as I'm sure you are together, watching over all of us and waiting till we are together again. Rest in peace my sister, my friend. I love you 2 chickens!
Posted by Helen Spanovich on February 14, 2014
Vicki, it's now 3 years and I love and miss you so! Sometimes it feels like a bad dream that I can't wake up from. I know we'll be together again someday.....I imagine you, Mom, Dad and Serb all gathering to greet me with open arms and wrapping me in a big hug. Until then I'll just rely on all the good memories to get me thru these tough days.
Posted by Helen Spanovich on February 1, 2014
Happy Birthday Vicki! I hope your are celebrating with Mom and Dad and I'm sure Serb will right there too. When he married me, he married my entire family and made you all his family. I miss you and love you all so very much. I believe you hear me when I "talk" to you, especially on these special days. Rest in peace my sister, my best friend...until we are together again!
Posted by Karla Skeens on February 1, 2014
Happy Birthday momma. Tater and I miss you very much. Just not the same without you. Hope you are having one hell of a kick ass celebration though, you deserve it for all you put up with you short time on earth. Love you and live it up...
Posted by Karla Skeens on January 17, 2014
Approaching the 3 year mark, doesn't seem to be getting any easier...I MISS and LOVE YOU...We will do our cake for your birthday like we always do, and think we are gonna try something new for the auctual day. Still have time to figure it out... LOVE YOU
Posted by Karla Skeens on July 24, 2013
Stopping by today on Grandma Claires Birthday, to say I MISS YOU and I LOVE YOU...
Posted by Karla Skeens on May 12, 2013
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY...I miss you so much every day. I can not stop thinking of you today. I wish you were here. Maybe that is SELFISH OF ME. I look at tater and wish he had the chance to get to know you like I did. I love you, My heart breaks daily when I can't pick up the phone and call you. I Love you..
Posted by Sue Wilson on May 12, 2013
The years have gone by since you passed but the tears still come. I miss
you so very much but I won't let that be heavy on my heart. I will let all the fun times and humor that we shared keep you with me. Love you sis, and will carry those good memories with me always.
Posted by Helen Spanovich on February 14, 2013
Vicky, 2 years and the hurt I feel in forever losing you is just as strong. I miss all the good times we shared. You were always there for me to help me thru the hard times and celebrate the good ones. I hope you are with Mom, Bunny Dad, Dad and Serb. At least I believe that we will all be reunited one day.... I Love you and miss you everyday!
Posted by Sue Wilson on February 14, 2013
To my dearest Vicki. Although it's been 2 years since you were taken from us, I still feel the pain of not having you here as my sister, friend, and best pal. This pain is great to me but so trite compared to the pain you were in. I will always miss you and be sorry that our years to enjoy together were cut short. Watching QVC isn't nearly as much fun without you!  Love you always.
Posted by Karla Skeens on February 13, 2013
Mama..What are you trying to TELL ME...You keep showing up in my dreams...Either mad at me, or trying so hard to tell me something and I wake up before you can...It is breaking my heart..I have got no sleep the past two days becasue everytime I fall asleep there you are and I am having one of these dreams...I have these dreams often..What do they mean..I WISH I KNEW...I LOVE AND MISS YOU.
Posted by Helen Spanovich on February 1, 2013
Happy Birthday Vicki! I hope you're with Mom and Dad and Serb to celebrate this day. We all miss you so very much every day. I rely on all our good memories to help in the healing of losing you, we had so many.....I love you and miss you! Karla had a cake for you, I like to think you were there with them. Happy Birthday
Posted by Karla Skeens on February 1, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA....Tater and I are MISSING you like crazy today...I went out and bought you a cake. Chocolate with white icing...It was super moist, and super yummy..You would have loved it...I wasn't able to lite my memorial candle. I lost it after christmas. lol. I think I put it away with my holiday decorations. lol. I bought a new one...It is much better. It is a oil candle..LOVE U
Posted by Karla Skeens on February 1, 2013
Hope you are having a great day where ever you are. You would be so proud of tater and the young man he is turning into. I love you.Please keep a watchful eye on our lil man and keep him safe, and try to guide him in the right direction through out life. I am trying my best to give him all the right advice....but we know that, is not always easy...I LOVE YOU MOM..HAPPY BIRTHDAY...
Posted by Karla Skeens on July 24, 2012
Really needing your words right now.....I hope I am doing the right thing. Also hope I am doing what would make you proud. I love and miss you so much. I need a hug from my mama right now. I hate that "GOD" took such a perfect woman. I LOVE YOU...and TATER MISSES AND LOVES YOU TOO....
Posted by Karla Skeens on April 8, 2012
Happy Easter Mommy. I love and miss you so much. I miss having our dinners at home and tater getting all excited over the easter presents that you got him. Time flies so I have decided to make the best of my life now if I could convince others.....Love you
Posted by Sue Wilson on February 14, 2012
It's been a year without you and I still miss you as much. I can't say it's been a year because you were suffering for 8 long months. We tried to have good times but your pain wouldn't allow it. We still had our phone calls, laughter and support of each other. This helps me handle this anniversary of your passing because I know it was the day your suffering ended.
Posted by Karla Skeens on February 14, 2012
I have been dreaming of you. I dream that it all was a big joke. In my dream you return today with a big smile on your face.. Guess What I have been looking for you all day, and you are no where to be found. This sucks. I love and miss u
Posted by Helen Spanovich on February 14, 2012
Vicki, a year has passed, but it seems like yesterday. We were all sad to watch you go. I find comfort in all the memories of good times shared. I believe you are in a better place and are rejoicing in watching over us. I miss you and Love you so very very much!
Posted by Helen Spanovich on February 1, 2012
Happy Birthday Vicki. I think of you every day and I miss you so very much. I remember all our good times together as sisters and as best friends. Please watch over us as we keep you in our thoughts and prayers with love.
Posted by Karla Skeens on January 31, 2012
Happy Birthday Mama. Leaving you an early birthday message. I love and miss you so much. I would give just about anything to hear your giggle and see your smile one more time. I LOVE YOU. Tater and I will be celebrating your day with cake and balloons tomorrow. We will also be sending you a message via balloon mail. Hope it reaches you. XOXOXO
Posted by Nikki Skeens on January 31, 2012
Happy birthday aunt Vicki!! I love and miss you so much!! I wish you was still here... It doesn't feel the same without you.... ;.( I love you. <3 R.I.P
Posted by Helen Spanovich on February 26, 2011
My sister, my friend. I will treasure our good memories forever.
Posted by Sue Wilson on February 26, 2011
To my sister by birth and my friend by the many things we shared. You are so missed. You were taken from us far too soon. I think about you when I look at things we talked about, things we bought together and I have a difficult time not dialing your number when I think of something that I want to share with you. There is an empty spot in my life.
Posted by Karla Skeens on February 25, 2011
Mama i miss you so. I will carry on your strength and courage within me forever. I will make you proud. Love you forever and always. You will never be forgotten
Posted by Lori Clark on February 25, 2011
Vicky I miss you so much and I think about you all the time. You were the best neighbor anyone could ask for and I love you like my own mother. You will never be forgotten, love and miss you.
Posted by Claire ( Lorri ) Thornto... on February 25, 2011
Aunt Vick I thank God for putting you here on this earth long enough to be a HUGE impact on my life. You were security for me. You were a constant. The one place I guess that I could always go and feel happy no matter what was going on in my life. And I could always get a banana at your house. I love you and I will miss you like crazy.

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