Carol Ann Skains

June 5, 1944 - November 7, 2022

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Carol Ann Skains, on November 7, 2022, after many long battles with chronic pain and illness. She was 78 years old.

It would be wrong to say that Carol lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick or in pain she was, she was always determined.  When anyone else would have broken, Carol remained strong.  Through her, we know what courage and strength truly look like. Her joy for life and spirit kept her pushing through the pain. Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.

Carol worked at Heights Hospital as a PBX operator for 23 years and received numerous Employee of the Month Awards.  She always went out of her way to help someone, whether employee or patient. Talking and comforting was her specialty. She never met a stranger.

Carol is survived by her husband, Robert Skains of 53 years.  Daughter, Tammy Lummus and husband Jack of Cypress, TX and son J.R. Skains and wife Donna of Corsicana, TX. Four grandchildren, Michael Jones JR, Brittany Etheridge, Mallory Skains and James Skains. Five Great-Grandchildren, Colby and Cassidy Jones, Hannah Brewer, Connor and Ronan Etheridge.

As per moms wishes, she wanted to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at Darst Funeral Home, at 11:00 on Thursday, November 17, 2022. In Lieu of flowers, we ask that you keep her memory alive in your hearts.

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A Celebration of Life will be held at Darst Funeral Home, at 11:00 on Thursday, November 17, 2022. In Lieu of flowers, we ask that you keep her memory alive in your hearts.

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2 replies on “Carol Ann Skains”

Jeannie says:

I’ll always remember my sweet Aunt Carol and her trips to Waco to see my grandma. We loved her trips and the time we got to spend with her it was never enough. I have so many beautiful memories of her and I will miss her so much. Fly high beautiful and give Elvis hell! I love you!!

Robin Fowler says:

My family was so Blessed to have her as a much loved family member. Her memory will be kept alive here in Waco. The world is dimmer now that she is gone.

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