Alice L. (Thurston) Slater, daughter of Daniel
S. and Clarinda Thurston, both deceased, was born in Penn township,
Stark county, Illinois, on March 8, 1874, and died Sunday, Feb. 3,
Alice grew to young womanhood at the home of
her parents and acquired a common school education, always enjoying
the companionship of her friends and was appreciated by them.
On confession of faith she became a member of
the Pleasant Valley Methodist Protestant church on Jan. 12, 1894,
during the pastorate of Rev. A. H. Widney.
On Oct. 16, 1895, she was united in marriage to
Wm. M. Slater by Rev. A. H. Widney. To this union were born two
daughters, Reva and Helen and a son Ralph, all of whom survive.
At the mid-day of her life she was greatly
afflicted and became a patient in the state hospital at East Moline,
never recovering from her affliction. Surviving her are her two
daughters, Mrs. Calvin Hall of Neponset and Mrs. Roy Cooper of Buda;
and one son, Ralph Slater, who is a patient in the Methodist
hospital, Peoria; and one grandson, Wayne Slater; four sisters, Mrs.
Ida Parker of Beamont, Calif., Mrs. E. B. Sims of Western, Nebr.,
Mrs. Anna Leadley of Bradford, Ill., and Mrs. R. H. Mannon of
Kewanee, Ill., and two brothers, Clyde and Harry Thurston of
Wyoming, Ill. Her husband passed away several years ago.
Memorial services were conducted at the old
home at C. G. Thurston’s Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1935, at two o’clock in
the afternoon. Rev. Everett Wall, pastor of the Osceola church, was
in charge. Interment was in the Osceola Grove cemetery. Mr. and Mrs.
Ross Steward sang “Save by Grace” and “The Lights of Home,” with
Mrs. Mabel Collins as accompanist. Pall Bearers were: C. A. Rogers,
Fred DeBoer, Claire Leadley, R. C. Jackson, Russell Leadley and