Chesterton Tribune

Emma Jo Slater dies at 77

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Emma Jo Slater, 77, of Westville, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2008 in LaPorte.

She was born January 30, 1931 in Diaz, Ark. the daughter of Junius and Hazel (Thompson) West, both of whom preceded her in death.

On December 29, 1951 in Westville, she married Robert E. Slater who passed away January 3, 1999.

She is survived by a daughter Rebecca (Arthur) Carter of Indianapolis; a grandson, Brett Carter; a sister, Cora Lee Kirche of Chesterton; two nieces, Suzanne Kirche, Linda Peterson; a great-nephew, Jack Nagy and great-niece, Ann Peterson.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Jo Ann West.

Emma Jo was the office manager for many years at Slater Publishing in Westville which she and her husband, Bob, owned. She enjoyed her family and had a passion for playing golf.

Services, Rev. Dr. Karen Altergott officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Westville United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Patton Cemetery in LaPorte.

The family has requested memorials be made to the Alzheimerís Association, the American Cancer Society, or charity of the donorís choice.

The Newhard Funeral Home in Westville is in charge of arrangements.


Posted 12/10/2008