|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 2008|
Obituary, The Columbia Daily Tribune, December 4, 2008:
Cathleen Jenkins Slaughter, 86, passed away Dec. 1, 2008, at University Hospital after a short illness.
Visitation was at 1 p.m. and her funeral followed at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Parker Funeral Service. Burial was at Columbia Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 5, 1921, near Saverton, the daughter of Perry Anderson Lowe and Eva Lee Stanley. In 1923, she was adopted by Dr. Charles E. Jenkins and Hattie Mae Long. Her loving parents raised her in Brookfield, where she graduated from high school.
She attended Central Methodist College working on a degree in English.
On Aug. 3, 1942, Cathleen married James Casey in Fayette. They had one daughter, Kathleen Michelle Casey. Mr. Casey died April 25, 1944, in Fayette.
On Dec. 4, 1944, Cathleen married Kenneth Lee Roy Slaughter in Fayette. They had four children: Donnie Bryan, Connie Sue, Judith Kay and Randolph McCrae Slaughter. Mr. Slaughter died Oct. 20, 1991, in Columbia.
Mrs. Slaughter was a homemaker and loving mother, raising her five children along with taking care of several neighborhood children. After her children were grown, she worked at Skate R Bowl and was called Grandma by the young people who came to skate. She was an accomplished poet with poems published in Arkansas and Missouri publications as well as several poetry anthologies. She won several awards in poetry, including International Poet of Merit 2002 and Outstanding Achievement in Poetry 2003, 2005 and 2006. Cathleen loved her pets: Dogs and cats had the run of her home. Also she enjoyed all kinds of music but especially listening to her favorite band, Bob Roberts Three of Kind, at The Senior Center in both Ashland and Columbia.
She is survived by five children: Kathy Wilkie of Sedalia, Don Slaughter of Columbia, Connie Boyd of Fort Myers, Fla., Judy Slaughter of Columbia and Rusty Slaughter of Benton, Ark.; 10 grandchildren: Dan Wilkie of Columbia, Ken Wilkie of Fayetteville, N.C., Bob Wilkie of Ashland, Scott Slaughter of Normal, Ill., Capt. Damon Slaughter of Iraq, Brian McAfee of Excelsior Springs, Kevin McAfee of Columbia, Kim Beaver of Fort Myers, Christy McCormick of Benton, and Randi Patton of Benton; one step-grandchild, Michelle Hendricks of Benton; 12 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneral service.com.
Charles Edwin Jenkins (1870 - 1938)
Hattie Mae Long Jenkins (1872 - 1974)
James Earl Casey (1897 - 1944)
Kenneth Le Roy Slaughter (1918 - 1991)*
Note: Thanks very much to FAG Member, Darcey Slaughter, for providing parental links.
Created by: Kathy Margrave
Record added: Aug 03, 2011
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