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Betty Marie Slemmons

March 19, 1934 — June 9, 2024


Prospect- Betty M. Slemmons of Prospect, died June 9th, 2024, at 8:00 p.m.

Betty was born March 19, 1934, in Marion, Ohio to Howard and Emma

Christman. She was a graduate of Harding High School in 1952 and upon

graduation she became employed at the Marion Power shovel until 1961.

During that time, she met Raymond “Gene” Slemmons. They married on

May 17, 1958 and were together for 66 years. Gene proceeded her in

death in 2023.

They raised three daughters on a farm outside of Prospect and was always

supportive of their school activities they were involved in as well as their

huge participation in the Marion County 4-H Club.

Along with raising her family, Betty continued to use her exceptional

secretarial skills working in the Elgin School District for 19 years in the

library and Secretary to the guidance counselor retiring in 1993.

She loved working with Jr. High and High School students, however, her

other source of joy and fulfillment came from working with infants. So she

began working at the Delaware Grace Brethren Church childcare center for

seven years until 2017.

Over the years, Betty also enjoyed spending time with family and friends,

gardening and refinishing antique furniture.

She is survived by 3 daughters Lori (Matt) Kentucky, Amy (Todd) Hagely

Tennessee, Beth (David) Eastwood, 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and

many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by 3 sisters, Melba

Killen (Sunbury), Vena Sandridge (Morral), Rose Ledford (Atlanta) and one

brother, Craig Christman (Marion).

Public graveside services will be held Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 11:30 at

the Prospect Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Methodist Church,

Prospect or OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center; PSU Foundation; OSU

Foundation University Square North, 14 E. 15th Ave. Columbus, Ohio

43201. Fund 313899-Stephanie Spillman Fund for Breast Cancer Research

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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 3, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Prospect Cemetery

Prospect, OH 43342

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