Ex-Laddonia Resident Dies At Age 87.

LADDONIA—Mrs. Della M. Slavens, 87, died Tuesday at the Tri-County Nursing Home, Vandalia, after an extended illness. Mrs. Slavens had resided there for several years and was a former resident of Laddonia.

She was born June 11, 1891, daughter of Andrew and Permelia Pearson Talbott. She taught school several years before her marriage to Clarence Slavens in March, 1930. He preceded her in death in March, 1957.

Survivors include a sister, Miss Beulah Talbott, Laddonia.

Mrs. Slavens was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest, Joe and Roy Talbott, who were all of Laddonia.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Laddonia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Cleo Sexton to officiate. The Rev. Gerald Green will assist. Burial will be in the Laddonia Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at the Bienhoff Funeral Home, Laddonia.

Newspaper and date unrecorded, circa April 25, 1979.