Lynelle Skouby Luther died surrounded by family and friends on March 25, 2023, in Lee’s Summit, Mo., after a short illness. She was 58.
Lynelle was born on December 25, 1964, to Marion and Marian (Aden) Skouby in St. Louis, Mo. She graduated from Webster Groves High School in 1983.
Her brothers describe her as “the perfect little sister” and she spent many hours of her childhood doting on and raising rabbits. Her love of animals and the outdoors was cultivated in her childhood, and she carried this enthusiasm throughout the rest of her life. She was also a dedicated Girl Scout.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1988 and was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. Lynelle was part of a long family line of civil engineers, along with her father, two brothers and three nephews.
She married James David Luther on June 1, 1996, in St. Louis, Mo.
Lynelle and her husband cherished spending time with family and friends, often on outdoor adventures that usually involved fishing. She was an avid angler, loved trying out new streams, and was often described as “The Best Female Fly Fisherwoman in Missouri.”
Lynelle worked at the Missouri Department of Transportation, starting as an intern in St. Louis in 1986, holding various roles in the Sikeston and Lee Summit districts before becoming District Maintenance Engineer in Kansas City in 2016.
She is survived by her husband James David Luther; two brothers: Curtis Skouby (Mary) and Charles Skouby (Melissa); nieces Emma and Sarah; and nephews Brian, Henry and Thomas; many other family members, sorority sisters and numerous caring friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Lynelle was a kind and loving soul, and her smile and laugh will be missed and remembered by the many lives she touched.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Jones Funeral Home, 200 S. Meramec St., St. James, Mo. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at High Gate Church in High Gate, Mo. Burial will follow at High Gate Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family has requested that donations be sent to either Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 615 SE Todd George Pkwy., Lee’s Summit, Mo., 64063, or Kappa Delta, University of Missouri Payment Processing, P.O. Box 2187, Columbus, GA, 31902-2187. Please write the name Lynelle Skouby Luther in the memo line of the check. Online donations can be sent to http://tinyurl.com/epsiloniotaedtech please add her name in the friend of Kappa Delta field.
Her family and friends hope to name a study room in memory of their studious sweet Skouby. All donations are tax deductible.
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