Nelson O. Slavens, 91, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the NorthCare Hospice House. Nelson was born January 19, 1921 to Clara E. (Campbell) and John Noah Slavens in Harrison, AR.
Nelson served in the United States Army. He lived in Kansas City, KS for 25 years and 22 years in the Northland. Nelson was a Brick Mason for Goeking Construction for the majority of his working career. He was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers; recently receiving an award for 60 years of service. He served as President of Local # 18 for 10 years. Nelson enjoyed listening to country music, fishing, fast cars and spending time with his cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Juanita C. (Jarman) Slavens of the home; children, Gary N. Slavens and wife, Cindy of Dallas, GA, Gayle C. Young of Kansas City, MO, and Pete L. Slavens and wife, Teresa of Parkville, MO; seven grandchildren: Richard, Steven, Dustin, Alex, Stacy, Kelli and Andrew: five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frances Alford of Alton, MO.
The family will receive friends from 10 – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main St. Parkville, MO 64152. Immediately following the visitation, the family will proceed to Walnut Grove Cemetery for Graveside Services. Memorial contributions may be made to NorthCare Hospice and Palliative Care. Memories of Nelson and condolences to the family may be made at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com