William 'Bill' Skeans, 82

William Alford "Bill" Skeans, 82, of Wabash, died at 5:43 am, Friday, June 22, 2018, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

He was born Feb. 14, 1936, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Taylor and Callie (Dorossette) Skeans. Bill married Jane Shroyer in Wabash, on June 18, 1955. 

He was a spice salesman 40 years for McCormick and Sauers Spices.  He was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church.  Bill was a charter board member of the Honeywell Golf Course Board, and a member of the Wabash Elks Lodge. 

He enjoyed gardening, planting trees, and was an avid golfer. 

He is survived by his wife, Jane Skeans of Wabash; two daughters, Lynn Wicker of Wabash, and Jill Beals of Urbana, Indiana; four grandchildren, Zach (Elizabeth) Beals of Fishers, Indiana, Elle Beals, Sam Jessup, and Taylor (Robert) Reed, all of Urbana; six great-grandchildren, Krysten Fiers, Jonathon Reed, Kaari Beals, Andrew Pleva, Olivia Pleva, and Bradley Beals; and his brother, Floyd (Edith) Skeans of Prestonsburg. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, William Geoffrey Skeans, grandson, William Geoffrey Beals, five brothers, six sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Johnathon Cornell officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is 85 Hope.

The memorial guest book for Bill may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Jun 22