Mary J. Skelly, 63, St. Cloud
Mary Junor Skelly, 63, died Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Talahi Care Center, St. Cloud, Minn.
Funeral service was Wednesday, August 15, 6 p.m. at Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud. Visitation was Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was at Ardenhurst Cemetery, Northome, Minn.
Mary was born Sept. 2, 1948, in Littlefork, Minn., to John and Nita Rose. She married Raymond L. Skelly on June 29, 1979, in Bemidji, Minn. She graduated from Bemidji High School and Bemidji State University. Mary taught for two years in Oslo, Minn., before her 31-year tenure at Monticello Middle School. She was a giving and caring person who truly loved spending time with friends and family. Mary loved to read, travel and play on her computer. Her favorite holiday was Christmas so she could display her vast collection of Santas, and her summers were spent pontooning with friends and following the Twins.
Survivors include her husband, St. Cloud; mother Nita Rose, Sartell, Minn.; brother David (Sandi) Rose, Santa Barbara, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her infant son Brandon, father John Rose and sister Dee Koskela.