Brenda Slaughter

Brenda Slaughter, 62, Ellis, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.

She was born March 7, 1958, in Hays, to Fred E. and Audrey E. Slaughter. She was a 1976 graduate of Ellis High School and earned a master's degree from Fort Hays State University.

She was a caregiver.

She was a member of the Ellis United Methodist Church, the Prairie Garden Club and Ellis Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Survivors include her significant other, Burl Sheldon; a brother, Dean Slaughter and wife, Sandi, Ellis; two sisters, Cara Slaughter, Hays and Alane Slaughter, Beloit; her nephews and niece, Jeremy, John, Jasmine and Michael; and her great nephews and niece, Lane, Audrey, Sean and Luca.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services were Nov. 17, 2020, at Ellis United Methodist Church.; private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Ellis United Methodist Church.

Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637, is in charge of arrangements.

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Posted online on November 17, 2020