In Memory of

Lynelle S. Luther

December 25, 1964 - March 25, 2023


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 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St., Lee’s Summit, Mo. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 615 SE Todd George Pkwy., Lee’s Summit, Mo.

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 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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Dear Cousin,
We are sorry to lose you, but glad the pain and illness are over.
Love Margaret

Oh all the wonderful memories! I remember as kids playing with Pooh Bear, your rabbits, trips to the zoo, Cardinals baseball games, Thanksgivings at your parents home, with the aunts, uncles and cousins all around, trips to Florida, cousins weekends…… and your sense of humor. So blessed to have you as a cousin and friend. Love, Nancy

Ken and I were so sorry to hear that Lynelle had died. We know her brothers well and it is a wonderful family. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

My sincere condolences to David and the family. She was a special lady and always had a smile and kind words to say. She had a dry sense of humor when I first met her at MoDot but once you got to know her she was silly and could make you laugh. Or at least for me she could. She will definitely be missed by many. She is now free of her illness and any pain it may have caused. Rest in Peace until we all meet again 🙏🏼

Well darn, she hardly got to enjoy that new AC unit(another wild story if you haven’t heard it). We took a girls weekend trip to Crystal Bridges and on the way home Lynelle wanted to go through Noel, MO to see the scenic rock hanging over the highway. But it was especially exciting (her words) due to the load of poultry guts that spilled out of a truck all over the highway! Her sense of humor was like no other and she could hold her own ..probably had to learn young and learn quickly if you knew her Dad and know her 2 brothers! I hope her mansion has a huge room full of colored glass, a big back yard so she and Brownie can play and at the edge of the yard there will be a Roaring River full of trout! We will have to hold on to 58 years of memories until we meet again!

Charles and Curt,

So sorry for the loss of you sister. Our prayers will be with your family. I hope you are able to celebrate the gift of the time you had with her.

Dan Appelbaum and Family

You have our deepest sympathy in your time of loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

I offer Lynelle’s family my sincere condolences during this time. I had the honor of working with her at MoDOT. She is truly missed by all of us here and will be remembered as a caring individual who was a strong leader that earned the utmost respect from her team and peers.

Dave, so sorry to hear of Lynelle’s passing. She was a special lady. Praying for comfort for you and her family as you go through this difficult time.

I am so very sorry for your loss. Dave, you are in my thoughts, she was a wonderful friend, as you are. Hugs to you.

Oh Dave….I am so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing….my deepest condolences to you and your family’s….sending prayers and hugs…so sorry my friend….🙏🙏🙏

I will be in continual prayer for the entire Skouby family during your time of bereavement. I serve closely with Mr. Skouby in the City of St.Louis, Curt please let me know if there is anything I can do for you all. Peace Be Still.

So very sorry for your loss. Lynelle was the best maintenance engineer in the state. May God bless her family.


Wednesday, March 29, 2023
3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Thursday, March 30, 2023
11:00 AM
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
615 SE Todd George Pkwy
Lee's Summit, MO 64063