Emily F. Slagle

August 24, 1916 ‒ February 16, 2020

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Emily F. Slagle, age 103, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.

Emily was born on Aug. 24, 1916 in Columbus, Ohio to the late August and Elizabeth (Grener) Weber.  She graduated from Columbus North High School and The Ohio State University, where she met her husband Gene.  Emily and Gene were married on Dec. 24, 1937 and enjoyed 69 years of marriage before Gene passed away in 2006.

Emily was an active partner in her husband’s real estate and auction business and numerous political campaigns.  Emily is a member of the MVA Church of Christ and over the years has been involved in numerous community organizations in the Marion area and elsewhere.

Emily enjoyed traveling, reading, bridge, line dancing, tai chi, following the Cleveland Indians, and keeping up on the news.  She was an inspiration to many as she had a positive attitude and did not let her age or her macular degeneration limit her.

Emily is survived by five children:  Nelson (Tammy) Slagle of Westminster, California; Bonnie (Jean Raymoure) Shaffstall of Irvine, California; Betty (Bill) Huckaba of Worthington, Ohio; Jim (Heidi) Slagle of Marion; and John (Gale) Slagle of Irvine, California; as well as two sisters, 12 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Her family will greet friends from 11:30 to 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the MVA Church of Christ (947 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion).  A celebration of her life will follow at 1:00 PM at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Senior Center, Marion Eye to Eye, or the MVA Church of Christ.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have been chosen to serve Emily’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • To our loving Aunt Emily. She so enjoyed life—exploring and experiencing all available to her—a true inspiration. Always interested in each of our own lives and experiences and provided great wisdom and sound perspectives. I personally was blessed to have accompanied my Aunt Emily and her sisters Aunt Bonnie and my mother, Betty Lou on a cruise in Year 2006. The ship Captain called the three the ‘giggling sisters.’ Always laughing and finding fun in everything they did together. What a special time and a memory I will always cherish. May you rest in peace Aunt Emily, knowing what a loving, positive impact you left behind in each of us.

    • I thanks Judy for making it possible for the 3 sisters to travel together! & making a photo book, so they could always remember their trip together! You had your hands full with three seniors. I know you all laughed a lot & were called “the gigling sisters”

  • Jim & John, so very sorry for your loss. I was in the tap dance Parr studio with you both. My mom, Marilyn Jones said that she shared the room in the maternity ward at Marion General hospital Septermber 1957, with your mom when I was born. So who ever will be 63 in September, that’s you.
    My mom and dad have long past, so I know the loss.
    Leeann (Jones) Krikau
    Elkhart, INdiana


  • I was sorry to learn of Emily’s passing, yet I am also grateful for her 103 years. Her long life, her example of Christian stewardship, and the faithful service she gave her church, her family and community will long be remembered. Now she and her beloved Gene are reunited, leaving so many to mourn her passing and remember her full life. May your family find peace in the memories of her wonderful life.

  • On behalf of Mike, Jane, Zack and Sabrina, please know we are thinking of Emily’s family and many friends and sending you love and condolences. She was such an inspiration. In spite of her macular degeneration, she continued to lead a life full of activity. She even hand- wrote Christmas card letters until just a few years ago. What a spirit and drive she had. I mostly remember her, and Gene, when Pat and I were in both grade school and junior high and visited your immediate family in the summers in Marion. What fun we had, playing multiple games — both in and outside. Emily was always there, providing a source of comfort, and grinning with a twinkle in her eyes, as she enjoyed herself . . . and worked at her home desk, typing on the old typewriter. I also treasure the memories of our Christmases together with Emily filling the table with food, food, food. May these type memories fill you with inner peace, along with the knowing that she is resting in peace.

  • I just found out about Emily passing,
    I have memories that will last a life time of Emily!
    From traveling adventures to sharing our love of desserts!
    Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To the whole family but especially Jim and John,
    I was so sorry to see of Emily’s passing. I am sure she had a great reunion with your father. I worked many years in high school and college for your parents. Sometimes babysitting for you boys and sometimes clerking for auctions and on rare occasions cashier, if your mom was not available. I would sometimes see them in Galion. Last time I saw your Dad someone was interested in buying our home. I will always remember the summer I was helping with you boys and one of you bashed your head into the refrigerator door as I was putting lunch away.