Florence J. Skipper

September 30, 1929January 10, 2021

Florence Skipper, age 91, of Reading PA, passed away on Sunday, January 10th, 2021 in the Reading Hospital. Born on September 29, 1929 in Reading PA, Florence was the daughter of the late Frank and Helena Williams Hoffecker.

Florence grew up in Reading and graduated from Reading High School. In 1950 she married her late husband and love of her life Russel Skipper. Prior to her retirement she worked in accounts payable at American Color and Chemicals. Florence loved her family. She dedicated much of her life to raising her children and spending time with her extended family. Some of Florence’s passions included sewing, quilting, knitting, gardening, cooking, baking, reading and going to the movies. Florence shared the love for her hobbies with those around her, especially her grandchildren. Florence will be remembered for her beautiful smile and big heart.

She was predeceased by Russel Skipper, and her brothers and sisters Ruth McKnight, Frank Hoffecker, Mildred Bingley, Charles Hoffecker and Robert Hoffecker.

Florence is survived by her children; David Skipper, husband of Constance Skipper of Hamburg and Nancy Hurst, wife of Gerald Hurst of Lititz; four grandchildren Christopher Skipper, husband of Gina Skipper, and Jennifer Elliker, wife of Alexander Elliker, Bryan Hurst, husband of Sarah Hurst, and Lauren Hurst; and three great grandchildren Finn Skipper, Turck Skipper, and Juliette Elliker.

Florence’s family wishes to express deep appreciation for the extraordinary kindness provided by caregivers and staff at Phoebe Berks Health Center in Wernersville, Pa where she resided last.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Florence’s Memory should be written out to Phoebe Berks HCC – Activities Department and sent to the attention of: Lorna Malawi Administrator Phoebe Berks HCC 1 Heidelberg Drive Wernersville, PA 19565

A private memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Inc., at King of Prussia.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Barbara Bortz

January 23, 2021

When I think of Aunt Flo, I remember all the fun times our families had together. Visiting at each other's homes, celebrating holidays, vacationing, etc. Our childhoods were enhanced by our wonderful families. In the more recent years, especially after my mom passed, Aunt Flo would write me letters which I really enjoyed receiving. She had the nicest handwriting. Aunt Flo will be missed and in our memories forever.
Lots of Love to all her family!

Carolyn McKnight

January 23, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Flo’s passing. I know she is in a better place and probably very happy to be with her family, especially Ruth! It is always harder on those left behind- certainly my prayers are with her family.