SLAVEN, Clara Edna SIMONS - 1856-1936

Died, Mrs. Clara Slaven at her home at 116 West H (appears to be Henry) street, at 11 p.m. Wednesday, January 29. Although she had declined in health the last few years, she did not become seriously ill until Sunday preceding her death. Mrs. Slaven, daughter of Margaret Nelson and Don Simons, was born October 17, 1856, at Arrow Rock, Mo. She was united in marriage to John Michael Slaven at Boonville in 1887, and they were given six children. After her husband's death in 1902, she and her children moved to Appleton City, later she came to Clinton, where she lived the past 20 years. She was loved by all who knew her, for hers was a great and kind heart. Besides rearing her own family she opened her home to her granddaughter, Miss Evah Denney, now of Appleton City. She is survived by three children, Harry Slaven, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Minnie Butler, Appleton City; Mrs. Mary Carver, Kahoka, Mo. Mrs. Butler was the only one of the children who was able to with Mrs. Slaven in her last hours. There are also seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. In 1902 Mrs. Slaven joined the First Presbyterian church of Appleton City. When she moved to Clinton she remained a member of the Appleton City church until three years ago when she transferred her letter to Clinton. Funeral services were conducted by Dr. D. Ernest McCurry, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wilkinson funeral chapel. Burial was in Englewood.

from the Henry County MoGenWeb site