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Thelma A. Slaven

October 2, 2013

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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2 thoughts on “Thelma A. Slaven

  1. Thelma and Win were there for every school function. They continued for to be an example and an inspiration to hundreds of young people. Their friendship and that of their family meant so much to me as we navigated through awkward times. Our condolences to you in your time of grief.

  2. Aunt Thelma you were an inspiration to me as a lady of great class and love for family. I always wanted to spend some time with you learning how to make homemade pickles. Your’s were better than any store brand out there. All my love to Uncle Win and Rosetta, Stan & Roger. She will be missed on this earth but I know she is dancing in heaven telling us to get ready for the fun.

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