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Helen "Virlee" Slater

January 12, 1925 ~ January 21, 2014 (age 89)

   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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