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Mrs. Gladys Slinkard of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Nov. 25, 2011. She was born Dec.
24, 1913. Mrs. Slinkard was proud to have been born and lived her whole life in
Poplar Bluff. She was of the Baptist faith and was baptised in Black River.
She retired as a vamper from the Florsheim Shoe Factory. She enjoyed traveling
with her husband, crocheting and cooking.
She was married to Jesse Walter Nely in May of 1930. He preceded her in death.
She later married William Howard Slinkard in Oct. 1959 in Poplar Bluff. He also
preceded her in death.
Also preceding her in death were her parents Eva Mae Gamble Williams and Oscar
Frank Williams. Two sons, Donald E. Nely and Frank Walter Nely. One daughter,
Marjorie Fay Major. Three brothers, Zelbert R. Williams, Clyde R. Williams and
Clifford O. Williams; three sisters, Irene Gibbons, Lena M. Gamble, and Luvene
Surviving are one stepson, Keith Slinkard of North Carolina; two daughters Eva
Frances Merritt of Fortworth, Tx, JoAnn Gibbs of Poplar Bluff, and one
Stepdaughter, Sharon Kohr of Wright City, Mo. "Thirteen grandchildren Debbie,
Chuck, Joan, Becky, Tod, Don Keith, Margie, Margaret, Lori, Stan, Lesley, Paula,
and Lynn. Also several great-grandchildren and many neices and nephews
November 15, 2011 at her residence.
Mrs. Jeffries was born March 13, 1929 in St. Louis, Mo. She retired from the
Florsheim Shoe Fractory. Mrs. Jeffries was a member of Midland Church. She
enjoyed crocheting, flower gardening, and canning out of her vegetable garden.
On Nov. 12, 1949, she married Charles Jeffries in Piggott, Ar. He preceded her in
Surviving are one daughter, Jeanne Dennis and husband, Greg, of Tallessee, Ala.;
one son, Carlos Jeffries and wife, Rhonda, of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Mary L.
Asher of St. Louis, Mo., Norma Wilson of Coldwater, Mo., and Earlene Copeland
of House Springs, Mo.; 2 brothers, George Tibbs of Fredricktown, Mo., and Jerry
Tibbs of Florence, Ws. Four grandchildren, Chris Jeffries of Poplar Bluff, Derek
Jeffries of Memphis Tn., Shane Booth of Alanta, Ga. and Jill Durham of Tallessee,
Ala.; and five great-grandchildren, Chance Jeffries, Parker Jeffries, and Jacob
Jeffries all of Poplar Bluff, Phillip McDaniel of Memphis, Tn. and John Corley of
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mabel Raglin Tibbs, three
brothers, Leroy Tibbs, Bill Tibbs and Floyd Kenneth Tibbs.