AKA Mary Frances Penick
Birthplace: Dry Ridge, KY
Location of death: Nashville, TN 
Cause of death: Cancer - Breast
Remains: Buried, Williamson Memorial Gardens, Franklin, TN
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Country Musician
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Country vocalist at Grand Ole Opry
Sang with the Grand Ole Opry for forty years starting in 1959. She was suspended for a short time in 1973 after protesting the arrest of what she termed "Jesus Freaks". Originally she teamed up with Betty Jack Davis in the 1950's as the "Davis Sisters", choosing as her stage name Skeeter Davis. Betty died in a 1953 automobile accident.
Skeeter's hits include The End of the World (1963), I'm Saving My Love, and I Can't Stay Mad at You.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988, it recurred in 1996.
 Alive Hospice, Nashville, TN.
Father: William Penick
Husband: Kenneth Depew
Husband: Ralph Emery (m. 1960, div. 1964)
Husband: Joey Stampinato (div. 1996)
Daughter: Sarah Penick
High School: Dixie Heights High School, Fort Mitchell, KY
Risk Factors: Breast Cancer
Author of books:
Bus Far to Kentucky (1993, memoir)
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