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Henrietta Ruth SlatenPassing: April 23, 2023


Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 26th @ 1:00pm


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Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, April 26th

MITCHELL – Henrietta Ruth Slaten, 80, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2023, at her residence.

Born November 25, 1942, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Shirley and Grace (Reynolds) Flora.  Ruth married Jerry Eugene Slaten on July 6, 1963 and he preceded her in death June 8, 2009.

Ruth was a 1960 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the First Christian Church.  She was a housekeeper at Spring Mill Inn.  Ruth enjoyed going to yard sales and casinos, and she loved Elvis.

Surviving are her children, Jeremy (Lori) Slaten of Mitchell and Jerena (Mike) Bowling of Mitchell; grandchildren, Mark Gardner, Jacob Slaten, Lucas Slaten, Alex Slaten, Heather Bowling, Cody Bowling, Kyler Staley, and Kooper Staley; and sister, Genevieve Dalton of Orleans.                      

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Shirley Warren, Franklin Flora, and Norma Henderson, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in Mitchell Cemetery with Chaplain David Hayes officiating.  Burial to follow.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Southern Care Hospice.

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16 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Tina Oclair | Hope Mills NC
    Date: April 29, 2023
    She was an amazing woman and I have many fond memories with her. I know she will be greatly missed. God bless all of you.
  2. Guest: Kathy (Green) Baker | Santa Fe, Texas
    Date: April 28, 2023
    Jerena, Jeremy and families, I’m so sorry for your loss. Henrietta was always so friendly and kind. Her laugh was always so joyful and infectious. Prayers of comfort for y’all. Kathy
  3. Guest: Mark Henderson | Wickenburg Arizona
    Date: April 26, 2023
    I remember when aunt Henrietta was dating Jerry, I was about 5 or 6. She would get all dressed up and wait for Jerry to come. I was an onry little kid I think and would harrass her about having a boyfriend. She got mad at me a couple of times but when Jerry showed up, she was all smiles. My mom Norma loved to go to yard sales with both her sisters, all three would have a lot of laughs when they got together or even just on the phone. Aunt Henny was the best person you could know and we will miss her. Thank you Mark
  4. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans, IN
    Date: April 25, 2023
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  5. Guest: Karen Kern | Mitchell
    Date: April 25, 2023
    Im so sorry for your loss, Jerena. Prayers for the entire family.
  6. Guest: Beverly Mundy | Tacoma
    Date: April 25, 2023
    I am at such a loss for words. I only really knew Henrietta when I was younger - but my memories are always of good times when we visited (my dad was her brother Lucky.) My condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Beverly
  7. Guest: Anita | Oolitic IN
    Date: April 24, 2023
    I’m so glad I got to know your mom she was a great lady and I really enjoyed being around her. She will be missed❤
  8. Guest: Jane Goodman | Mesa AZ
    Date: April 24, 2023
    A Memory I remember of my Sister in Law is I would say oh I like that picture on the wall She would just take it right off the wall and give it to me...what a Kind Heart 😃 She was a Fabulous Cook Gardner & Always had the Coffee Ready I Love Her...RIP🙏
  9. Guest: Classmates of Mitchell Class of 1960 | Sun City
    Date: April 24, 2023
    Henrietta's Mitchell Class of 1960 wishes to express our sincere condolences to her family. Our class cherishes everyone of our classmates and we are sad to lose another one of us.
  10. Guest: LaVona Anderson Donica | Tavares, Flordia 32778
    Date: April 24, 2023
    Sympathy to the family. We graduated together and always a good friend and an outstanding laugh. Great memories.
  11. Guest: Shelly Grace-Johnson | Orleans, IN
    Date: April 24, 2023
    We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your Momma. Such a sweet lady.
  12. Guest: Rhonda Pierce Mignella | Largo, FL
    Date: April 24, 2023
    She was like a 2nd mother to me growing up. May she rest in eternal peace now with our Lord & Saviour. With my sincere condolences to the family, Rhonda Pierce Mignella
  13. Guest: Corey Pace | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: April 24, 2023
    A great lady that will be missed. Hugs to the Slaten Family.
  14. Guest: Missy Robinson | Medora, IN
    Date: April 24, 2023
  15. Guest: Sheryl Walton | Mitchell
    Date: April 24, 2023
    So sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady.
  16. Guest: Daniel Reese | Mitchell In
    Date: April 24, 2023
    A great lady so kind and friendly