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Bonnie June Slater

November 25, 1926 ~ July 18, 2018 (age 91)
June’s life began November 25, 1926 in Neodesha, Kansas. She was the daughter of Charles and Verna Opal (Housley) Osburn. She attended school and graduated from Fredonia High School.
Soon after graduation, June moved to Wichita to attend stenographer’s school and went to work
in the office for McKesson’s. Next to her office was the stockroom, and it was there she met a
young man - just home from the Army - who would eventually become her husband. She took a
ride on Russell Slater’s Harley Davidson motorcycle, and the rest is history. June and Russell
were married on January 1, 1949 at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Wichita. She
enjoyed many hobbies throughout the years, including drawing and painting, sewing, quilting,
working in her flower garden, and had a great love for reading, roses and her home and family.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Piecemaker’s Quilts Group at
the church. June’s loving family includes her husband of 69 years, Russell E. Slater of El
Dorado; children Kathie (Kevin) Monroe of El Dorado, Wayne (Diane) Slater of Snohomish,
WA, Keith (Cheryl) Slater of Furley, KS, Julie (Bret) Mosiman of Whitewater, KS, Lori (Philip)
Erasmus of Nardin, OK, and Alan Slater of Wichita, KS; grandchildren Lyndsee Stover, Stefanie
(Kyle) Rix, Emily (Steve) Campbell, Ethan Slater, Jackie (Tremayne) Reese, Karen (Ryan)
Henning, Andy ( Lindsay) Slater, Cort (Adrian Sustaita) Mosiman, Ellen Mosiman, Addie
(Caleb) Entz, Megan Berry (fiancée Daniel Schapaugh) and Dylan Berry; great grandchildren
Berklee, Brenden, Maycee, Jackson, Eli, Sadie, Madelyn, Owen, Crosby and Savannah; siblings Thenie (Syl) Posch of Lawrence and Nancy (Yog) Sehgal of Arlington, TX; sister-in-law Billie Osburn of Newton and brother-in-law Leon Eldredge of OK, and many nieces and nephews.
June passed away at her home on Wednesday July 18, 2018. She is preceded in death by her
parents and siblings Charles “Bud”, Betty, Georgiana, Doug, Shirley and Dorothy. June’s last
wishes were to have her earthly body donated to medical science to further the case of medical
knowledge. She loved - and was loved by - many and will be dearly missed. At her request, a
private, family memorial service will be held at a later date. Carlson Colonial Funeral Home is
serving her family. Memorial contributions in June’s name may be directed to the Bradford
Memorial Library. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of June at .

Donations may be made to:

Bradford Memorial Library
611 S. Washington, El Dorado KS 67042
Tel: 1-316-321-3363

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