Ed Slavens died early Monday morning at the General Hospital in Mexico where he had been critically ill for several days. He had been in the hospital and had two operations in the past year and a half and little hope had been held for his recovery in recent weeks.

A native of this community where he spent his life as a farmer and auctioneer, he was 50 years of age. He leaves to mourn his untimely passing, his wife, the former Miss Georgia Peake of Santa Fe, a son Edwin of the home, three sisters, Mrs. Everett Pearl, Mrs. Wm. Gilbert of Laddonia and Mrs. John Plante of Mexico; two brothers, Clarence Slavens of Rush Hill and Dean Slavens of Farber, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A brother Fletcher Slavens preceded him in death.

Funeral services are being conducted from the Baptist Church this Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Maxwell with burial in the Laddonia Cemetery.

We extend sympathy to those bereaved.

Laddonia (Missouri) Herald, November 1948.