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October 30, 2013

Funeral planned Monday for former U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton

Funeral plans have been announced for former Missouri congressman Ike Skelton.

Funeral plans have been announced for former Missouri congressman Ike Skelton.

The Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home says visitation is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Grondyke Hall at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington.

Skelton's funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Wikoff Hall, also on the Wentworth campus. A burial service with military rites is to occur at the Machpelah Cemetery in Lexington.

Skelton died this past Monday of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Virginia. He was 81.

Skelton served in the U.S. House for 34 years before losing re-election in 2010.

He never served in the military but was chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and a staunch advocate for the armed forces.

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