Mary Virginia Gale Slater

October 20, 1924February 19, 2018

Virginia "Ginny" Gale Beckett Slater, 93, of Nitro passed away February 19, 2018 in CAMC General Division after a short illness. Ginny retired in 1986 from Union Carbide, and was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Charleston. She was born on October 20, 1924 to the late Clifford Beckett and Crystal Blubaugh Beckett McCroskey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dale Slater; and a brother. Ginny enjoyed spending time with retired Carbiders, "Oldtimers", and RV camping/fishing trips with Dale. Left to cherish her memory are loving step-daughters, Ramona Slater of Nitro, Cindy Woody of Milton, and Melanie Slater of Hudson, Ohio; and cousins, Bette Hess of Massachusetts, Roger Lynch of Florida, Reginald Lynch of Charleston, and Robert Blubaugh of Florida; and her faithful furry friend, Mr. Big. A gathering of family and friends will be from 11:00am until Noon, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel of Peace, Cross Lanes. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, P.O. Box 40223, Charleston, WV 25302. Condolences may be sent by visiting


  • Gathering of Friends and Family Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mary Virginia Gale Slater

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