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Sunday, May 14, 2006
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Monday, May 15, 2006
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|Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
28 Harding Avenue
Jackson, Ohio 45640
Maxine E. Slavens, age 90, of Jackson passed away peacefully Thursday, May 11, 2006 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio ending a month long hospitalization. She was born in Franklin Township April 4, 1916 to the late William G. and Elizabeth B. Brunton. She attended Jackson High School and graduated as class valedictorian. She attended Ohio University, In Athens and graduated with a degree in elementary education and taught at Kinnison in the Jackson City School System.
She was a lifetime resident of Locust Street, in Jackson and in 1941 was married to Attorney Marion Slavens and started a family the following year.
She was very active in the local community and the Republican Party in which she served first as a precinct committeewoman, then as the Jackson County Party chairwoman. She was one the founders of the Optimist Chapter of the Ohio Federation of Republicans Woman’s Organization, Inc. She was a member of the Republican State Central and Executive Committee of Ohio and she attended three Republican National Convention, including Miami and Detroit. As one local newspaper reported there has “never been any doubt about Maxine Slavens political preferences.”
She was also a member and District President of the Ohio Federation of Woman’s Clubs and a member and officer of the Jackson Study Club. A dedicated member of Christ United Methodist Church and a great fan of the Cincinnati Reds.
She survived by her two sons, William S. (Carol) Slavens of Jackson and John M. Slavens of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Corey Slavens King of Gainesville, Fl., Matthew T. and John W. Slavens of Tallahassee, Fl. and Brenna Slavens of Jackson; one great grandson, Eamon King of Gainesville. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by husband, Marion Slavens.
Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Monday, May, 15, 2006 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with Diaconal Minister Janie Karl burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call 4to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2006 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Maxine’s memory may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church 150 Portsmouth Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
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