Celebrating the life of Janell E. Slater
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Janell E. Slater, 57, of De Soto, Kansas passed away September 17, 2023, peacefully at her home. Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 3312 Calvin Dr., Lawrence, Kansas. Visitation will be Friday, September 22, 2023 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, 32665 Lexington Ave., De Soto, Kansas. Interment will be in De Soto Cemetery, De Soto, Kansas.
Janell was born on March 20, 1966 to Marion and Helen (Walton) Wenger in Oberlin, Kansas. Janell graduated from Faith Academy and attended Christ for the Nations Institute, receiving her associates degree in Biblical Theology. She enjoyed babies & children, family, friends, taking pictures of and with cherished ones, making photo albums, being a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), watching the KC Chiefs, KU Jayhawks and cheering her sons on in sports. Her sons loved her compassion for others, her infectious laugh, her unwavering commitment and support and how any friend of theirs was treated like a part of their family. As at home, her coworkers at Merck Animal Health proclaimed she was the glue that held everything together. Janell was a member of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Janell was united in marriage to Gary Slater on September 27, 1986 in Oberlin, Kansas and enjoyed raising & teaching their four sons.
Janell was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Helen (Walton) Wenger.
Survivors include: Husband, Gary, of the home; sons, Lucas of Kansas City, MO, Jordan of Overland Park, KS, Nathan of Olathe, KS and Justin of De Soto, KS; brothers, Vincent (Linda) Wenger of Salina, KS and Greg (Julie) Wenger of Overland Park, KS; sister, Susan Griem, of Siloam Springs, AR; 11 nieces and nephews and 27 great nieces and nephews, with a great niece due in October.
Memorial contributions may be given to Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 3312 Calvin Dr., Lawrence, Kansas or the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Inc.
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32665 Lexington Avenue
De Soto, KS 66018
Celebration of Life
3312 Calvin Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66049
34500 W 87th Street
De Soto, KS 66018