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Ruth Elizabeth SlaughterPassing: November 5, 2021


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, November 9th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, November 9th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Talbott Cemetery

Tuesday, November 9th

MITCHELL – Ruth Elizabeth Slaughter, 92, passed away Friday, November 5, 2021, at her home.

Born September 23, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of H. LaVern and Dorothy Marie (Wires) Reynolds.  She married William C. “Bill” Sanders February 16, 1948, and he preceded her in death August 17, 1948.  On September 23, 1949, she married James Henry Slaughter and he preceded her in death January 3, 1994.

Ruth had been employed at RCA, Keane’s Insurance, and retired from the fabric department at Ben Franklin.  She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, mowing the lawn, and her cat, Miss Kitty.  Later in life, puzzles, word searches, and watching game shows became her hobby.   Ruth was a very loving, kind, and generous mother, whom we lost and God gained an angel.  She was the oldest member of Fishing Creek Chapel.



Sharon (David) Williams of Mitchell

Martha (Michael) Young of Unionville

Cheryl A. (Gary) White of Mitchell


Shelley P. (fiancé Scott Nickell) Tow, Amanda D. (Scott) Safford, Christopher B. (Brandi) Slaughter, Michael K. (Deana) Young, Jr., Amy M. (fiancé Curt Curry) Young, Gary W. (Christi Ramsey) White, Jr., Joseph A. (Laci) White, Mark A. (Michele) Williams, Melissa A. (Kevin) Tanksley, and  Marcy A. (Tony) Ellis

 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren

Her parents; husbands; son, Ronald W. Slaughter; granddaughter, Whitney Dawn Smith; and brothers, Curtis E. Reynolds and William Reynolds, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Kyle Stewart officiating.  Burial will be Talbott Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Fishing Creek Chapel or Talbott Cemetery Association.


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7 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Teresa Chastain | Mitchell
    Date: November 9, 2021
    Sharon, Martha and Cheryl, I'm so sorry about your mom. My prayers are with your family.
  2. Guest: Pam Norman | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 7, 2021
    Always a lovely and sweet lady
  3. Guest: Kim Ferguson | Mitchell in
    Date: November 7, 2021
    Sharon I did not know that she was your Mother. She was such a sweet lady. Prayers to you and your family.
  4. Guest: Charles and Janet Noe | Mitchell, IN
    Date: November 7, 2021
    Sharon, So sorry to hear of Ruths passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Janet
  5. Guest: James and Sharon Nash | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 6, 2021
    Sharon and David and all your family: So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our prayers and condolences to all of your family. Jim and Sharon
  6. Guest: Barney Tow | Bloomington, In
    Date: November 6, 2021
    Prayers for Ruth’s family. She was a great lady. I have many fond memories of her. She will be missed.
  7. Guest: Rebecca Gaddis | Mitchell
    Date: November 6, 2021
    Cheryl, your in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was an awesome lady! I share some wonderful memories with you at your Mom’s house. She was always a happy and inviting lady, and I know where you got it! I am just a phone call away at any time. Love you.