Doris Roberts Skiba, 93, of Shortcut Road, Shawboro, NC died Thursday, September 5, 2013 at her residence. She was born January 20, 1920 to the late James and Ida Roberts. Mrs. Skiba was the widow of the late Louis Stanley Skiba originally of Alpena, Michigan. Mr. & Mrs. Skiba lived in Norfolk VA for many years. After rebuilding an old farm house, they retired and moved to Shawboro in 1977. Mrs. Skiba graduated from East Carolina Teacher’s College in 1942. She enjoyed sports and won numerous athletic awards at college. Her favorite sports teams were the Washington Redskins and New York Yankees. She worked for the War Price and Ration Board in Windsor, NC until her marriage. Subsequently, she taught kindergarten and nursery school while her children were young and also did some substitute teaching during grade school. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Shawboro and in her youth loved to sing in the choir and play the piano. Her favorite hymns were In the Garden and Amazing Grace. Mrs. Skiba loved to work in her yard and garden and also enjoyed playing games with all of the children and making things with them.
She is survived by a son, Robert Skiba and his wife, Sheryl of Camden NC and a daughter, Doris Skiba of Alexandria, VA and three grandchildren, Michael A Skiba and wife, Tania of Richmond, VA, Leslie A. Rudzinski and husband, Todd of Richmond, VA and Zachary A. Tenney of Mooresville, NC. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Skiba was preceded in death by her siblings, Frank Roberts, Vernon Roberts, Walter Roberts, Isaac Roberts, James Roberts, Edward Roberts, Joel Roberts, Raymond Roberts, Ralph Roberts, Wilbert Roberts and Ida Robertson.
A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, September 8, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Roberts Family Cemetery, Shawboro, NC officiated by Rev Charles Stevens and Rev. Charles Wellons. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Skiba family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences