Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2004

Neal L. Slocum


June 24, 2004

Graveside services for Neal L. Slocum, 87, De Soto, were Tuesday, June 22, at Holton Cemetery.
Mr. Slocum died Friday, June 18, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 16, 1917, in Holton, the son of Fred and Lou Johnson Slocum. He attended school in Soldier.
Mr. Slocum farmed and worked construction. He also worked for Cox Implement in Holton, and Hercules Inc. in De Soto. In 1984, he retired from the city of De Soto after 15 years as a water plant operator.
Mr. Slocum served on both the De Soto city and Lexington Township fire departments.
He was a member of the Holton Christian Church and the National Guard 137th Infantry, and was a life member of the Kaw Valley Sportsman's Club.
He was a former member of the Lawrence Rock and Gem Club.
Mr. Slocum married Jaunita B. Miller on July 18, 1939, in Holton. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, LaWanna Krestine, Otis, and Cheryl Zimmerman, Topeka; a brother, Cleo, Soldier; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Twin sons, Arthur and Fredrick, died in 1940. Another son, Lloyd, died in 1996.
The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.
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