This is a transcription of the obituary for Katherine Mock Skaggs that appeared on page 5 in the Antlers American, June 1, 1933, in Antlers, Pushmataha County, OK.
May 17, 1933, a great saint, Mrs. Kate Skaggs, passed on to Heaven. She was born March 8, 1859, at Springfield, Kentucky, the daughter of Daniel and Sue Linton Mock.
At the age of twelve she came to Denison, Texas, with two sisters. Shortly afterward she moved to Indian Territory near Nelson, Choctaw county, Oklahoma. There she met John Skaggs and on March 1, 1881, they were married. To this union twelve children were born, eight boys and four girls, of whom ten, seven boys and three girls, are still living. John Skaggs died at Nelson, Indian Territory, December 11, 1903, and is buried at Sugar Creek cemetery, Nelson, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Skaggs died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James B. Cobb, Wednesday, May 17, 1933. She was converted and united with the Methodist Church when a very little girl. She was a consistent Christian, faithful and loyal to her church. She was a calm, meek, strong, noble Christian character, ever radiating the beautiful characteristics of the Christ spirit.
During her last illness she was patient and cheerful, abiding the will of God, ready and calmly waiting her call Home.
We have lost a true and tender friend, a wonderful, loving mother, but we know where to find her because her work was well done and her crown was well earned. The world is fuller and richer with Heavenly graces and sweetness and eternity and immortality are surer, brighter, and more beautiful because of her unselfish, sacrificial labors of lingering love. May the blessings of the Lord abide with her dear loved ones now and evermore.
A large congregation was present at Mrs. Skaggs funeral which was preached at the Methodist Church by her pastor, Rev. R. O. Stewart, assisted by Rev. D. D. Mullins.
The following children survive to mourn this great mother's passing and to be blest by the scared memory of her sweet and beautiful Christian character: Frank Skaggs, Moyer; Mrs. L. T. Morris, Norphlett, Ark; Jesse Skaggs, Seminole; Clarence Skaggs, Boise City; Ike Skaggs, and John Skaggs, Wellington, Texas; Bert Skaggs, Powell, Ohio; Edward Skaggs, San Pedro, Calif.; Mrs. Jas. B. Cobb and Mrs. E. F. Males, Antlers.
Floral offerings were many and very beautiful. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Woodruff Funeral Home.
Friend and Pastor,