John Dean Slavens.

LADDONIA — John Dean Slavens, 96, Of Center, died Friday, June 16, 1995, at Westview Nursing Home in Center where he had been a resident for the past three years.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bienhoff Funeral Home in Laddonia. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Laddonia Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Edwin Slavens, Ray Slavens, Roy Chrismer, Ronnie Beedle, James Peery and Tim Crow.

He was born Aug. 6, 1899, in Audrain County to Thomas Jefferson and Olivia Jackson Elsberry Slavens.

He was married to Gertrude Lillian Stuart. She preceded him in death. Mr. Slavens remarried to Zelma Gladys Elam on Oct. 20, 1954, in Hannibal. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include a step-daughter, Margaret Jeanne Jackson of Center; two step-grandsons; four step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant daughters; three brothers, Fletcher Slavens, Ed Slavens and Clarence Slavens; three sisters, Donia F. Pearl, Anna Mae Gilbert, and Sarah F. Plant; and one step-granddaughter.

Mr. Slavens retired from the C & E Refractories in Farber after working there 27 years. He was a member of the Laddonia Baptist Church since 1920, and he lived in the Laddonia area for six years after moving from Farber.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the Laddonia Baptist Church.

Newspaper not recorded, June 17, 1995.