Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 02, 1982
OBITUARY ~ MARY SLAVIK
Mary Teresa, daughter of Frank and Barbara JEZEK, was born September 24, 1887, on the family farm south of Diagonal, Iowa,
and passed away at the Ringgold County hospital, Mount Ayr, Iowa, on May 16, 1982, at the age of 94 years.
26, 1908, she was united in marriage to Joseph SLAVIK. To this union were born seven children: Richard, Louise, Raymond,
Earl and Erma Jo. Her husband, an infant daughter and Rosalie preceded her in death.
Her entire life was spent being a
loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her family and especially enjoyed her children and grandchildren.
She spent many enjyable hours quilting with the church ladies. She took great pride in her legion auxiliary activities
and was a devoted dedicated church member, letting the love of God flow through her life to touch others. Her sincere
concern was helping others, always being there when ayone needed her.
Survivors are her children, Richard, Louise and
her husband Arnold KESSLER, Raymond and his wife Marilyn, Earl, Erma Jo and her husband Kenneth FINE; 10 grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian and her husband Jerry KLEJCK and Albena and
her husband Otto SOBOTKA; a brother-in-law, Lewis SLAVIK, and a sister-in-law, Anna SLAVIK; many nieces and nephews, and
a host of other relatives and very dear friends.HER FAVORITE POEM
He walked with me on the hilltop,
He showed me the way to take,
He told me the way would be winding,
But He would make it straight.
He told me how he
And gave me work to do,
He told me the road would be tangled,
But He promised to see me through.
He told me sometimes the burden
Would seem to hard to bear.
And that sometimes I would be wounded,
He'd be there.
Oh! He walked with me on the hillsides,
And he told me I was His own,
And the sweetest
promise He gave me,
"I will never leave you alone."
[Remainder of obituary missing. Interment was
made at Bohemian Cemetery, Diagonal.]
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2012
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