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“Dearest Marnie, so sorry to hear of your mother in laws passing. Will keep you all in my prayers. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Carolyn Gaziano - Rockford, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special friend. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Marjorie (Jackson)Bonham - FL

“With deepest sympathy.Jo was the neatest lady. I know how much her family and friendsmeant to her. She was also a great cook and when she and Russell...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Judy Powell - Sterling, IL

“I will miss you Josephine, your beautiful smile and your positive attitude! Your strength not to mention tremendous faith.I was blessed to sit with...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: karen Sunday - STERLING, IL

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Josephine R. Slater, 85 of Sterling died Thursday August 23, 2018 at her home.

She was born on April 6, 1933 in Harmon, IL the daughter of Edward and Agnes (Mekeel) Blackburn and was a 1951 graduate of Community Catholic High School in Sterling. She married Russell Slater on July 5, 1954 in Sterling. He died March 13, 2008. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church; the Altar and Rosary and donated food for funeral luncheons. Josephine was a member of TOPS / KOPS # Il 825 for 49 years.

Survivors include four daughters: Rose Ann (Tom) Latta of Amboy, Christine (Ron) Heide of Sterling, Colleen Slater of Rock Falls and Lisa (Kim) Buckingham of Rock Falls; her daughter-in-law Marnie Slater of Sterling; 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sons: Edward, Richard and Michael; a daughter Karla; one granddaughter Hollie Hodge and one great grandchild Carmeron Folkers.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday August 29, 2018 from 9:30 – 11 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM in the church, with Reverend Bruce Ludeke, officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Home.

A memorial will be established.

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