Funeral services were held Wednesday, at 2:30 P.M. at the Baptist Church for Athal Slagle who passed away in Alamosa, Colo. Rev. W. J. Thomas, pastor to the Methodist Church, was in charge of the services. A mixed quartet composed of Nick Baker, Marvin Belcher, Ray Bigbee and Walter Smith sang two songs, "When I Take My Vacation in Heaven," and "The Old Rugged Cross." Rev. Al Joe Watters sang a solo.
Pall bearers were: Lester Larimer, Ernest Ferrin, Frank and Ralph Todd, Jack Adcock, of Alamosa, Colo., and Mr. Freeing of Greenburg.
Burial was made in the Wilmore cemetery.
A number of friends and relatives from out of the county attended the funeral. From Wichita were: Mrs. Lena Adcock and three children, and from Alamosa, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Jack Adcock, his father, Mr. Slagle of Bolivar, Mo.
Athal Sheridan Slagle was born November 29, 1907 in Masters, Mo., and died December 15th, 1945, in Alamosa, Colo. He came to Wilmore, Kans., in 1915. On September 7, 1935, he was married to Pearl Horney of Haviland, Kans., and resided in Iuka, Kans., for four years. To this union were born six children, all having preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Mrs. Pearl Slagle, of Wilmore, his mother, Mrs. Fred Jenkins, of Wilmore, his father, E. E. Slagle, of Bolivar, Mo., his step-father, Fred Jenkins, of Wilmore, a half brother, Robert Jenkins, of Wilmore, and a host of friends.
Before his sudden demise, Mr. Slagle had signified his intentions of uniting himself with the Methodist Church, and during the last moments preceding his death had made known the fact that he was ready and willing to meet his Savior and Lord.
When the waters are passed, and the glories unknown,
Burst forth on the wondering eye,
The compassionate Lamb in the midst of the throne,
Shall welcome, encourage and comfort his own.
And say, "Be not afraid, it is I."
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