Helen "Virlee" Slater

Born: Mon., Jan. 12, 1925
Died: Tue., Jan. 21, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 24, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 25, 2014
Location: Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church

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   Helen Virlee Slater, 89, of the Good Samaritan Home, Quincy, died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday (January 21, 2014) in Good Samaritan Home.

   Born January 12, 1925 in Quincy, Virlee was the daughter of Wilmer and Lucy Wood Cornwell.  She married Harold Leo Slater on June 21, 1947 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on September 4, 2005.

   Virlee was a member of Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, reading, camping and loved to travel, especially on the annual family vacations.

   A graduate of Quincy High School and the Blessing Hospital School of Nursing, Virlee was employed as a school nurse for the Logan County Health Department.  She moved back to Quincy in 1982 and worked for several years with the Adams County Health Department until her retirement.

   Survivors include a son, Brad Slater (Sue) of Lincoln, IL; two daughters, Luan Durham (Stan) of Jefferson City, MO  and Tara Bartholomew (Donald) of DeSoto, KS; three grandchildren, Eric Durham (Amanda), Kerri Slater (Shane Lucas) and Tom Perry (Teri); six great grandchildren, Keith Hart, Hayden Slater, Hilary Lucas and Aubrey Lucas, Taylor Perry and Jordan Perry; two brothers, Larry Cornwell (Sara) of Prescott, AZ and William Cornwell (Betty) of Quincy; a sister in law, Darlene Cornwell of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Slater was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold; two grandchildren, Greg Slater and Randy Heinzel; and a brother, Gerald Cornwell.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church by Pastor Ron Cox.  Burial will be in the Ellington Home Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and Saturday afternoon from 1:00  until the time of services at Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church.

   Memorials may be made to the Ellington Memorial Presbyterian Church or Good Samaritan Home.

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Teresa Suddreth
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Employee Services Department, Olathe Public Schools.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Teresa, Dorothy, Connie, Judy, Lori, Tammy, Barb, and Kim

Danita Daugherty
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Tara, I am so sorry for your loss.

Gloria Smith
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014

I was so sorry to hear that you lost your mother this week. Parents are so very special and it is not easy when we lose them. I just wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Gloria Smith
Olathe North

Richard & Fern Heitholt
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Dear Bill and Betty, Larry & Sara, Darlene and Virlee's family:
We are saddened that Virlee joins the list of our generation to pass on. It was always a highlight to visit occasionally with her. She was an elegant and caring lady easy to admire.
We are thankful for our connection to the Cornwell family as we honor her meaningful life. May God's Blessings and your favorite memories be with you as you celebrate a good life. Best wishes.

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