Hubert Slavens died Wednesday evening at the Audrain Hospital after a two weeks illness from heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Slavens came to Audrain county from Beloit, Kansas several weeks ago expecting to make their home this winter with Mrs. Slavens' sister, Miss Maude AzdeIl in Vandalia.
The remains were removed to the home of Miss Azdell where funeral services will be held this (Friday) afternoon at 2:30.
W. Hubert Slavens, son of Thomas Harvey and Druscilla Slavens, was born in Lincoln county, Feb. 29th, 1872, coming to Laddonia with his parents as a child. He entered business here as an employee of the LaCrosse Lumber Co. and served as manager of the local yard for many years, leaving here in 1916 for Kansas, where he has since resided.
Surviving are his devoted wife, the former Mary Dee Azdell of Laddonia, a daughter, Mrs. Madge Ellerbush, five sisters, Mrs. Bert Ingram, Mexico, Mrs. C.M. Denmark, Mrs. Flora Wayne, Mrs. O.A. Quisenberry and Mrs. Bessie Brawner of Vandalia and four brothers, Ola of St. Louis, Ed of Indianapolis, Ind., Britton of Mexico and Lewis of Red Lodge, Mont.
Mr. Slavens became a member of the Methodist church in early childhood, later transferring to the Presbyterian church to which Mrs. Slavens belongs. He has many friends and former acquaintances in this locality who regret to hear of his death.
Laddonia (Missouri) Herald, November 19, 1943.