Mary Margaret (Johnston) Slentz

Born: Sun., Feb. 16, 1919
Died: Tue., Dec. 24, 2013


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 27, 2013
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 28, 2013
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Dec. 28, 2013
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Mary Margaret Slentz, of Winchester, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the St. Vincent Randolph Hospital in Winchester.

She was born on February 16, 1919 in Montgomery County, the fourth of five children to Robert and Ellen Johnston.  She retired from Overmyer Mould Co. in Winchester after 28 years of service in the payroll, cost and accounting departments.  She was a 50 year plus member of the First United Methodist Church where she belonged to the Rebecca Circle.  She also was a volunteer at the St. Vincent Randolph Hospital and belonged to the Chapter of Classy Old Broads of the Red Hat Society.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Fisher Botkin of Winchester; a step-daughter, Sheila Diane (Robert) Brown of Dunkirk; a sister, Martha Ellen Slavens of Chesterton; a sister-in-law, Dorothy (James) Jones of Hartford City; 5 step grandchildren, James Douglas (Jennifer) Botkin, Cathy Botkin Patterson, Robert (Dr. Gail) Brown, Debra Brown, Julie (Stu) Brown-Kuchel; 6 step great grandchildren, Tracey (Brent) Davis, Missy Martin, Brendon (Krista) Botkin, Jeremiah (Melisa) Patterson, Jamie (Matt) Hale and Amanda Shinn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 42 years, Arthur Slentz, a son-in-law, James Botkin; a step-daughter, Rosemary Shinn; two sisters, Phoebe Geiger and Katherine Beckelheimer; a brother, Norman Johnston; two sister-in-laws, Vivian Quisenberry and Marjorie Slentz; and two brother-in-laws, Paul Slentz and Albert “Jack” Slentz.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester with Pastor Rob Butler officiating.  Entombment will follow in Fountain Park Cemetery.

Friends and relatives may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and also one hour prior to the services.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 313 S. Meridian St., Winchester, IN 47394 or to the donor’s choice. 

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barbara armstrong
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Janice, I am so sorry to learn of your mother's death. My prayers are with you. In Delta Love, Barbara Armstrong

Linda Jennings Rogers
   Posted Fri December 27, 2013
Janice, just wanted to express my sympathy on your mothers passing. I always hold her in high regard and think of her fondly, she was a really sweet lady!

   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
My husband and I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Mary. We wanted to share with you comfort from God's Word found in John 5:28,29. Here we are given the wonderful hope of the resurrection of our dear loved ones, here on earth, just as John was in John 11. We can take comfort in knowing our Heavenly Father shares our pain when someone we love dies. (Psalm 34:18) May you draw comfort in the many loving memories you all made and shared together, share them and her memories will be cherished by all who knew and loved her. Take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time.

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