Mrs. Deane Slavens passed away at her home south of Laddonia, Friday, August 5, following an illness of short duration. Her death came as a shock to her many friends and brought grief to the entire community.

Gertrude Stuart Slavens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Stuart, was born near Rush Hill April 21, 1901, departed from this life Auust 5, 1932 at the age of 31 years, 8 months and 14 days.

She was married to Deane Slavens of Rush Hill December 22, 1920. To this union were born twin daughters who died in infancy.

Left to mourn her death is her husband, her father, two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Fritch and Mrs. Henry James, and one brother, Chester Stuart. She also leaves a tiny charge, her nephew to whom she has been a mother for many months.

Her mother and one brother preceded her in death several years ago.

She united with the Community church of Rush Hill when quite young. She has lived a good Christian life. Her courageous and pleasant disposition won her many friends and made her a wonderful helpmate. Her view of life was that of an optimist.

Funeral services were held in the Community church at Rush Hill, conducted by Rev. A. O. Hallam.

Interment vas in the Laddonia cemetery.

The Herald joins with friends of the family throughout the county in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Laddonia (Missouri) Herald, August 1932.