Haviland-William Winfield Slaven, 96, died June 29, 2014 at Home Again Senior Living, Haviland Kansas. He was born November 8, 1917 near Kingston, Arkansas to John W. and Dora (McClung) Slaven.
He married Thelma Day, November 7, 1937 at Syracuse, Kansas. She died October 2, 2013. Win spent many years farming and ranching near Coolidge before retiring from the Hamilton County Road Department. He was a member of the Syracuse Wesleyan Church, serving as board chairman and teaching S.S. classes for many years. In 1984 Win was named Kansas District Wesleyan layman of the year.
Survivors include two sons, Roger (Doris) Slaven, Dodge City, Stanley (Clarice) Slaven, Yukon, Oklahoma, one daughter Rosetta (Stan) Troyer, Haviland, 9 Grandchildren, 23 Great-grandchildren, 5 brothers, Frank, Paul, Duane, Lewis, and Grant , one sister Isabel Smith, and many other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Win’s life and funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Haviland Friends Church, Haviland, with Pastor’s Donnie Hinshaw, and Rod Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Haviland Cemetery, Haviland. Memorial suggestions are to Home Again Senior Living, Barclay College, and Wycliffe Bible Translators all in care of Fleener Funeral Home, 514 S. Main, Greensburg, Kansas, 67054.