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Irene Slaughter


March 27, 2019

Sept. 26, 1936-March 24, 2019

Irene Slaughter, 82, of Sweet Home passed away Sunday. She was born in Hassloch, Germany to Johann and Katherine (Hess) Thomas.

She married Samuel Slaughter in 1956 when he was in the Air Force. They came to the USA in June 1957 and have lived in the Sweet Home area since then.

Irene was a beautician and ran Country Hair Palace out of her home.

She enjoyed bowling, cooking, swimming. She lived to dance. They had a very simple life.

Irene is survived by her husband, Samuel Slaughter, of Lebanon; children, Kinnon and his wife, Karen Slaughter, and Linda Pitts and her partner, Vern Nelson, all of Sweet Home; grandson whom Irene and Sam helped raise, Jason and his wife, Jehnna Pitts, of Gaston; great-grandchildren, Maddi and Frahnie; and sister Laura of Baltimore.

She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.

Viewing will be noon Friday, April 5, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.

A funeral service will follow at 1:00pm. Final burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel,, is hand-ling the arrangements.


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