Virginia “Jennie” Slider

January 09, 1925 ‒ December 14, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Virginia “Jennie” Slider, age 94, of Delaware, and previously from Columbus and Worthington, passed away on December 14, 2019 at Willow Brook at Delaware Run.

She was born on January 9, 1925 in New Martinsville, WV to Ora and Etta Moore. Jennie graduated from Magnolia High School and the Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing. Over the years, she worked at several different hospitals in Columbus.

She married H.C. “Slip” Slider on June 8, 1946. He was a professor of petroleum engineering at The Ohio State University. His expertise in that field took both he and Jennie to many foreign countries as he taught classes in the subject. In 1979, they went on a year-long trip around the world as Slip taught classes in such places as Columbia, Trinidad, Germany, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and China. Jennie especially loved visiting Indonesia, Japan, and Peru. A love for travel continued throughout their marriage.

Jennie was a member of Central College Presbyterian Church, the Worthington Women’s Club, and the PEO Sisterhood. Among her interests included reading, playing bridge with their supper club comprised of friends from Worthington, tennis, and cooking. The family will remember Jennie’s humming and whistling in the kitchen, her use of parsley to decorate food, and her potato salad, which was loved by all and could never be duplicated!

Jennie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Slip, and a sister, Victoria Snodgrass.

She is survived by sons, Terry (Betty) , and their daughter Amber (Eric) Wier, all of Crescent City, CA; Jeff (Laura) of Delaware and their children, Rob and Emily; and great-grandchildren Sienna and Marcus Wier.

Burial will be in WV with a private family gathering.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.

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  • Hi Jeff, Sorry to learn about your Mothers passing. You and your family are in our prayers for peace and comfort to see you through this time. God bless until we meet again. Dave & Nan Wiseman

  • My brother is in Memory care at Delaware Run Willowbrook and I got to know and love sweet Jennie. I always talked to her every time I was there. I helped her with her purple blanket nightly as she sat in her chair outside her room. I would have taken her home with me as I just loved her. She was my favorite person there. I am blessed to know that I held her hand the night she fell. My heart is broken but must say I am a better person for knowing her, My heart goes out to your family. She was a very special person to me and I feel blessed to have known her. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Babs Farkasovsky

  • What a precious joy Jennie has been to me. She and MomKaiser would sit outside their rooms, calling it their back porch to chat and visit with passers by. After Mom’s death I continued my visits with Jennie because she just made my day every time I would be with her. Oh the stories. I’ll miss you sweet Jennie, but I know you are home now. I’d say see you next week sweetheart and she’d say okay darlin. Sending my thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Roger and I are sorry to hear of Jennie’s passing.
    I loved being with my mother Jinny and Jennie, having lunch. We had so many good laughs and stories.
    When I would visit my mother she would sometimes be over at Jennie’s sitting outside on the “front porch”. They love being together. Your mother was such a sweet person.
    I can now see mother and Jennie on Heaven’s front porch.
    We send our love and prayers to you and family.
    God Bless, Karen and Roger Warren.