Haviland- Thelma Ardith Slaven, 90, died October 2, 2013 at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt, Kansas. She was born June 5, 1923 in Carter County, Missouri the daughter of William Edward and Juley (Piercefield) Day. Thelma retired from Syracuse public schools as the cafeteria supervisor. She lived at Syracuse and Haviland, Kansas. She was a member of the Syracuse Wesleyan Church. On November 7, 1937 she married William Winfield “Win” Slaven in Syracuse. He survives. She is also survived by two sons Roger Slaven and wife Doris, Dodge City, Kansas, and Stanley Slaven and wife Clarice, Yukon, Oklahoma, a daughter Rosetta Troyer and husband Stan, Haviland, nine Grandchildren and twenty-three Great-grandchildren, two sister-in-laws Marie Day and Florence Summers. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and two sisters. Funeral service and celebration of Thelma’s life will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Haviland Friends Church, Haviland with Pastor’s Donnie Hinshaw and Rod Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Haviland Cemetery. A visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Home Again Senior Living, Haviland, Wycliffe Bible Translators, and Barclay College, Haviland, all in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main St., Greensburg, Kansas, 67054.
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