Mildred “Ruth” Slatten

Mildred  “Ruth” Slatten, 93, of Willard, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.

Slatten was born June11, 1925, to Rev. Marvin and Delma (Compton) Pringle, in Ash Grove. On April 8, 1944, Ruth and Rev. Robert Slatten were united in marriage; together they shared over 49 years, before Robert’s passing in 1993.

Slatten was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Ash Grove High School in 1943.
Slatten adored her family and friends and being able to spend time with them.
Slatten is survived by her children, Elaine Sappington and husband Jim of Walnut Grove, John Slatten and wife Monica of Springfield, Debbie Lusby and husband Rev. Allen of Idaho; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild on the way; nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.  

Slatten was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Roberta Welsh; grandson, Joshua Slatten; sisters, Wilma Thorn, Evelyn Lonon, Eula Cave; and brother, Rev. Bill Pringle.

Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Ash Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Bus Ministry of Willard First Baptist Church and may be left at the funeral home.


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