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Cleo L. "Vonie" Slemmons
Cleo L. Praying HandsCleo LaVon “Vonie” Slemmons, 79 of Marion, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Alzheimer’s Unit.

She was born March 24, 1938 in Essex to the late Frank M. I. and Blanche S. (Stoner) Lindley.  She was also preceded in death by brothers, Alvin Lee and Leo L. Lindley.

On October 19, 1956 she married Glen Slemmons at the First United Methodist Church, Richwood, and he survives.

Vonie was secretary at River Valley High School for 27 years until her retirement in 2001.  She was a 30-year attendee at Grace Polaris Church in Westerville. Family was the most important thing in Vonie's life, especially her grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lisa (Mark) Butterworth, Worthington; Dena (Bob) Kirby, Weeki Wachee, Florida; grandchildren, Allison, Trenton, Nick and Alyssa; a sister, Irene (Eddie) Pendleton, Marengo.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood, Pastor Jim Custer will officate.  Friends may call two hours prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Salvation Army, 317 W. Church Street, Marion, OH 43302.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Rita Headington Parker
Richwood, OH  43344
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 7:27 PM

With my sincere sympathy to the Slemmons family.  Rita Rubeck Headington Parker

#2 from: Mark & Candy Rinnert
Palmetto, Fl
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 11:27 AM

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you & your family. We only hope you know how much we understand & care.

#3 from: Janet (Nowlin) Wood
Marion Ohio
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 11:51 AM

My children, Jeff Nowlin and Nancy Nowlin attended River Valley and we all remember what a
wonderful smile Vonie always had. She was a beautiful person and will always be remembered as a wonderful asset to the school. We are thankful to have known her.

#4 from: Lisa Markley
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Wonderful wonderful Lady! Our Hearts and Prayers are with you all.. May your Memories help heal your Hearts....
Steve and Lisa Markley

#5 from: Rob Ackerman
Bristol, TN
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 6:35 PM

I remember Mrs. Slemmons fondly. She was always kind and considerate to me. My deepest condolences to the family.

#6 from: Lisa Hollaway
Waldo, Ohio
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 9:55 PM

Vonie was my dear friend, and I will always treasure the good times we had.  She was a classy lady.  I miss her terribly but know she is in Heaven and is now free from that terrible disease.  Love to you all and prayers for comfort.  

#7 from: Linda Shank
Lewis Center
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 10:56 PM

What a wonderful, beautiful (inside and out), classy lady. She made everyone's life a little brighter at River Valley. My prayers are with the family.

#8 from: Janet Rinehart-Kim
Norfolk, VA
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 5:19 AM

Mrs. Slemmons was the essence of calm.  The Rinehart family remembers her fondly.

#9 from: Don & Sheree
Lewis Center OH
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 8:58 AM

We are very sorry for your loss. Know that you are all in our prayers. May your memories serve to give you strength to get through this difficult time.
Don & Sheree

#10 from: Earl and Sandy (Converse) Harrison
Elizabethtown, Ky
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 5:59 PM

To Glenn and all your family. We are so sorry to hear of Vonnie's passing. Haven't seen you guys for several years but she and Gerry Hecker were both two of my best friends when we lived up there and worked together.  Will be thinking of all of you.

Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 6:01 PM

Glen, we are so sorry for your loss.  You had lots of good years together with Vonie and your girls.  We don't always understand what our lives will be, but we know who is in control.  Keep the faith.  We pray for God's peace for you all.  Love, Doris and Richard

#12 from: Joe&Nancy Green
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 8:07 PM

Glen & family   Our thought are with you...
we send our condolences.....Joe & Nancy

#13 from: Tom & Dixie Lyon
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 8:28 AM

Glen, Dena, Lisa and family:
We are so sorry to hear that Vonnie has gone on to her reward with the Lord. She was a gracious and wonderful person to work with at River Valley. She always had a smile and a cheerful "Hello" for me when I would walk into the office. I am sure you all miss her so much. Though this period of time is stressful and sad, take comfort in knowing that she is with God and He will bring comfort to you if you ask Him for it. May God bless you all.
Tom & Dixie Lyon

#14 from: Jeffrey A. Linardi
Marion, Ohio
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 12:51 AM

Vonie was a fine lady in every way:  Always quick with a kind word & gentle advice.  New to RVHS as a teacher in '78, Vonie helped me in so many ways.  Many students, as well, could often be seen at her desk at any given time -- laughing, talking & sharing the  everyday experiences of growing-up.  I'm sure she made a big difference in so many students' lives.
Above all, Vonie spoke often and proudly about her family with an infectious smile.
Please accept our deepest condolence as each day brings you greater strength and more peace.
Jeffrey A. Linardi & Family

#15 from: Don & Darlene Krawczyk
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 10:36 AM

To Glen and all . . . Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Vonie.  We were unable to attend her services, but have fond memories of the good times we had many years ago.  So sorry.  Thinking of you.    Don and Darlene

#16 from: Dick Arndt
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 12:12 AM

I am sorry to see the passing of Vonie. She was a wonderful lady, great secretary, asset to Marion and River valley, and a Good Friend. She had a great sense of humor and a magnificent way with all people.

I was ordinate to know and work with this wonderful woman. She will be missed.

My deepest sympathy to her wonderful family.

#17 from: Marge retterer
Mc connelsville, oh
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 1:11 PM

Glenn, so sorry to read of Vonies passing,  you All put up a good fight!!  Sincerely, classmate. Marge rerrerer

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