Fred Everett Slaughter, age 87, of Ellis, KS, passed away, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 surrounded by his family on the family farm near Ellis. He was born on January 2, 1931 in Ellis, KS to Fred and Flossie (Beach) Slaughter. On September 10, 1957, Fred married Audrey E. Slaughter in Alma, NE. Together, they shared 40 years of marriage until Audrey’s passing on May 2, 1998.
Fred served his country with pride in the United States Marines. He was a longtime member of the Ellis VFW Post #9139. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and loved to farm. He was a lifelong farmer in rural Ellis County and spent time as a custom harvester and in the oil fields.
Survivors include his son, Dean Slaughter and his wife Sandi of Ellis; three daughters, Brenda Slaughter of Ellis, Cara Slaughter of Hays, Alane Slaughter of Jamestown, KS; sister, Delores Gruen of Lenexa, KS; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Lynette Kuhn), John, Michael & Jasmine; six great-grandchildren, Lane, Audree, Sean, Kamryn, Savannah & Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Audrey; four sisters, Beulah, Betty, Bernice & Dorothy; two brothers, Raymond & Dale.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th St., Ellis, KS 67637. Burial will follow with Military Honors provide by the Ellis VFW Post #9139 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Ellis.
Visitation will be Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6-8:00 P.M. and Saturday, from 2-3:00 P.M. all at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions can be made in Fred’s loving memory to the Ellis VFW Post #9139. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.
Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, St., Ellis, KS 67637.
Condolences may be sent by guest book to www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.