We lost a big piece of SKIL history on Jan 10 th. Jeanette lost her long battle to her congestive heart failure. She has fought and fought as she was a true fighter at heart.
Jeanette and her sister Marty were the founders of SKIL. Jeanette has always been an Advocate for people with disabilities and spent many hours traveling to Topeka and Washington to push the Independent Living agenda. She loved SKIL and spent many years on the Board of Directors. She loved the people who worked at SKIL and was always their advocate when developing policies.
She had so many personal experiences to share and that helped shape the philosophy of the management of SKIL. Jeanette’s kind selfless heart will live on as we do the work in our communities.
Thank you Jeanette for all your guidance and love! You will live on in our mission forever.