OBITUARY - VIVA E. SLACK
Mrs. J. W. SLACK passed away Sunday at her home north of New Market after a short
illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev. DEZELL, and interment
was in Dallas Center.
Mrs. SLACK had spent her entire life in this community and was held in high esteem
by all who knew her. She was a good wife, loving mother and a neighbor in all that the word implies. Her
death will be sincerely mourned by the entire community.
Vivia was born February 5, 1873 near New Market,
Iowa and departed this life June 14, 1925 at the age of 52 years, four months, and nine days. She was united
in marriage to J. W. SLACK on December 24, 1895. To this union three children were born, Hallene COMBS and
Feol (sic, should be George) SLACK of New Market, and Luke who died in infancy.
Besides the husband and two children she leaves
three brothers and four sisters to mourn her departure. They are E. A. RAWLINGS, of Denton, Kansas, J. A. R.
of Mercer, MO, L. P. of Orland, Calif., Mrs F. B. LINDSAY of Yuma, Colo., Mrs. M. C. REEVES, Neosho, MO,
Mrs. P. LATHROP of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. B. F. WILLIAMS, of Neosho, MO.
At the age of eighteen years she
united with the M.E. church at North Grove and through out her whole life was a living example of christianity.
NOTE: John William SLACK, Viva E. (RAWLINGS) SLACK,and George R. SLACK (1901-1956) were interred at
Dallas Center Cemetery, Dallas Center, Iowa.
Transcription & note by Sharon R. Becker, December, 2008
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