Mrs. Jennie (STARKEY) SLAVEN, 80 year-old resident of Ravenswood, died at her home there at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening after a week's illness. Mrs. SLAVEN was the wife of Frank L. SLAVEN, retired farmer of Ravenswood, now in his 79th year, and the mother of H. Glen SLAVEN, local merchant.
The aged woman had enjoyed good health up until a few months ago when her health began to decline, but up until the first of last week was able to be up and around. Last week she fell and sustained an injury to her side, but was believed to have been on her road to recovery.
Mrs. SLAVEN was born near Ravenswood on August 18, 1861, a daughter of Craig and Ruth STARKEY, pioneer residents of that section. Surviving are her husband, Frank L. SLAVEN of Ravenswood, and two sons, H. Glen SLAVEN of Ripley, and J. P. SLAVEN of Ravenswood, and six grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, South.
The Chambers and Kyger mortuary of Ravenswood was in charge of funeral arrangements which had not been completed. Burial will be in the Ravenswood cemetery.
Jackson (West Virginia) Herald, Friday, 29 August 1941.
Courtesy of Jackson County West Viriginia WVGenWeb.