Slinker Karen

Karen Joyce Slinker, age 76, of Springfield, Missouri died Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Mercy Hospital – Springfield.

Karen was born, November 24. 1942 in Lamar, Missouri to Harry Felix “Bill” Davis and Minnie Georgia (Frieden) Davis and was a 1960 graduate of Lamar High School. On May 15, 1959 she married Bob Slinker and together they raised two children. Karen worked for many years as a Respiratory Therapist and had been active in Bridge Clubs, Beta Sigma Phi, the “Deer Club” and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Karen leaves behind her husband Bob Slinker after 59 years of marriage; one son, Derek (Diane) Slinker, Branson West, Missouri; one daughter, Rochele Woodard, Springfield, Missouri; one brother, Stan Davis, Springfield, Missouri; four grandchildren, Chelsea (Whitney) Russell-Ice, Kimber (Sean) Reid, Hanna (Kindall) Martin, and Madeline Slinker; two great grandchildren Margot Russell-Ice and Stella Reid; three nephews, Rick Davis, James Davis and Marvin Davis. Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lake Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 10:00 am until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#7 Oronogo, MODiana Ryan 2018-12-04 15:00
Rochelle, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
#6 SpringfieldRegina 2018-12-03 15:10
Condolences from the Stump family. Jerry and Wanda Stump and family would like to say that we are so very sorry to hear of Karen's passing.
#5 Springfield, MOMidwest Rug 2018-12-03 14:28
So sorry for your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron, Mike and everyone at Midwest Rug
#4 Springfield, MOJoe Bob and Faith Fu 2018-12-01 14:26
We are so sorry for your loss. We really admire your devotion to Karen during her illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#3 St. Louis, MORobert J Fry 2018-11-30 23:50
So many fond memories of Karen in Lamar High School days. Sad news to hear of her passing.
#2 LamarPooch 2018-11-30 17:49
A good friend. Many great times in school. Condolences to Bob and family.
#1 KC MOJeanette McColm 2018-11-29 22:02
Such a sweet person. She never missed calling me on my birthday. Her family will miss her!

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