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Carmaleta Russell Slater

August 31, 2015

Carmaleta Ann “Russell” Slater, age 79 of Wichita, KS. Passed Away at Westview  NH Derby, KS. on August 31, 2015.

Born in Poughkeepsie, AR. She was the Daughter of Lige and Amy Luella “Jones” Russell. She was a Wife, Homemaker, Seamstress, and Member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Wichita, KS.

Survivors include 3 Children, Son Lige A. Slater his wife Peggy of Kingman KS. Daughter Rebecca M. Slater of Wichita KS. Son Jim N. Slater his wife Deva of Hutchinson KS. 2 Sister’s Otossa Scott of Chicago, IL. And Olena Bailey and her husband Dale of Ashflat AR.

5 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild, Sister-in-laws Deloris Russell, Mildred Russell, & Candy Brewer and Several Nieces and Nephews.

Preseded in Death by her Parents, her Husband George A. Slater, Bro. George F. Russell, Bro. Lige Dewan Russell, and Bro. James N. Russell.

Visitation will be held at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, Kansas from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with Funeral Service following at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday September 2, 2015. Burial will be in the Spotts Cemetery Poughkeepsie, Arkansas at 10:00 a.m., Friday September 4, 2015.


Officiating Pastor Steve Hoggard.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Unity Missionary Baptist Church. Condolences may be left at 



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4 thoughts on “Carmaleta Russell Slater

  1. We love you Aunt Carm! You will be greatly missed! You were in every part of our lives and you always put your family before yourself. You made sure everyone knew that God was important in your life. To your kids and grandkids and great grand I know that they are blessed for having you in their lives. Go rest high on that mountain!

  2. Lige, Becky and Jimmy-
    Don’t grieve her passing but rejoice that her work on earth is finished and her new home has been prepared for her. (She so looked forward to.) We will always cherish the loving memories.

  3. I was sorry to hear about the passing of Carmaleta. She was a kind, loving person. She was a cousin to my mom, Marie (Russell) Daniel, so got to visit with her on a few occasions. Sorry I will not be able to attend the service. The Russell & Slater family is in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless you all.

  4. As Carmaleta faced challenges in her life, her faith in and love for her Heavenly Father and earthly family never wavered but, only became stronger and, that is her legacy, that we will always remember. We all love her, dearly and miss her but, rejoice in knowing she looked forward to her Heavenly home.

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