Mary Ellen Slayton

Mary Ellen Slayton, 76, of Pittsfield, formerly of Macomb, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Table Grove, a daughter of Aubrey and Gladys Nelson Clanin. She married Clifford Slayton on Dec. 20, 1945, in Ipava. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sue Wolf of Champaign; three sons, John Slayton of Springfield, Paul Slayton of Bedford, Pa., and Bill Slayton of Belgium; two brothers, Bill Clanin of Macomb and Bob Clanin of Haines City, Fla.; one sister, Marian Edsall of Orlando, Fla.; and six grandchildren.

She graduated from Graham Hospital School of Nursing in Canton in 1942. She was a member of the school’s Alumni association. She was a register nurse and a member of the Illinois Nursing Association.

A memorial service was held Friday at First Christian Church in Pittsfield with burial to be at a later date. Arrangements were by Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/21/1997

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