Vera Nell Slaughter, 86, a resident of Independence, MO passed away peacefully Friday, September 30, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 12, 1936 to Jesse and Leota (Bedford) Martin in Colorado City, TX.
Vera was united in marriage to Arthur Slaughter on March 2, 1954 in Centerton, AR. She spent the majority of her working career as a receptionist at a doctor’s office. Vera was Methodist by faith. She enjoyed cross stitching, arts and crafts, and occasionally going to the casino. Above all Vera cherished spending time with her family.
Survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Arthur Slaughter of Independence, MO; son Dean Slaughter and wife Sheila of Blue Springs, MO; grandchildren, Justin Slaughter and wife Kim (Buxton) Slaughter, Cole Slaughter; great-granddaughters, Emma Slaughter, Amelia Slaughter; sister, Virginia Masten of Lubbock, TX. Vera is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Leota Martin; brother, Ted Martin; sister, Pat Beavers.
A committal service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Vera and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.