Mary C Gayhart

December 2, 1918August 8, 2018

Mary Caple Slack Gayhart, 99, of Fairdale, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. She was a retired school guard with JCPS, Christian by faith, and a member of Fairdale Community Club. She was preceded in death by her husbands: Frank Slack, Jr. & Isaac Gayhart; grandson Dewayne Slack; & several siblings. She is survived by her sons: Larry Slack (Eldora) & Michael Slack (Cathy); grandchildren: Kristie Shockley (Russell), Teri Nichols (Gordon), Leigh Kleitz (Glen), Angel Baker (Chris), Mikki Slack (Travis Colvin), and Tyler Slack (Miranda Thixton); 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, Evalynn; and sister, Virginia Roberts. The funeral service for Mary will be Monday, August 13, 2018 at Fairdale-McDaniel Funeral Home, 411 Fairdale Road, with entombment in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-8pm on Sunday, August 12, and after 10am on Monday, August 13, until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, and special thanks for the nurses & doctors at Audubon Hospital for their compassion & care.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • A Celebration of Life Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Entombment Monday, August 13, 2018

Mary C Gayhart

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Brenda Caple

August 10, 2018

Mary Catherine was a special lady, she was always working hard in her yard with her flowers and loved her gardening. I remember her and daddy and Timmy always had a discussion about who had the better garden and larger tomatoes. You will be sadly missed but you are at peace now, and with all those you loved so much.

Vickie Caple

August 10, 2018

All the years I've known Mary Catherine she was always nice and caring toward me. I will always remember Gary and her teasing each other. She is now in heaven with her other family! Rest in peace!🌺

Glenn Caple

August 9, 2018

I knew Mary Gayhart (Slack) all my life growing up with Mike. She will always be remembered as the school guard that helped school kids all her life. Mary you will be sadly missed by all.