Emily R. Sloter

June 18, 1920January 10, 2019

Emily R. Sloter, age 98, of Fort Lauderdale, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019. At the time of her passing she was in the hearts of those she loved the most.

Born on June 18, 1920, in Phenix, VA, Emily was the daughter of the late Frank and Nancy Keyes Ryburn. After high school Emily attended Flora McDonald College in Red Springs, NC, from 1937 – 1941 where she majored in Elementary Education with a minor in History. Emily’s first teaching job was teaching 6th grade in Eastern, North Carolina. Much to her delight Emily was offered a position at the elementary school where she attended as a child, where some of her own teachers were still teaching. In 1949, Emily was united in marriage to Zane Sloter. They were a good match and enjoyed the journey together until his passing in 1976. In 1957 the couple relocated to South Florida and settled in Hialeah, Florida. Emily was blessed and began a teaching position for the next 29 years, teaching at Palm Springs Elementary School. Emily retired from teaching in 1986. Emily loved and cared for hundreds of children. She embodied Aristotle’s quote “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well”.

Emily is survived by her brothers, Sam Ryburn and Frank Ryburn, her sister, Jean Ryburn, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews.

Emily’s funeral service will commence on Friday afternoon at 3:00 at the Covenant Village, 9211 W. Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 33324. Burial will take place in Vista Memorial Gardens at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.


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Maryjo Baughman

January 11, 2019

Emily was a great lady of grace, faith and a true servant of God. She will always have a special place in my heart. We attended Sunrise Presbyterian Church where we met and served together as Elders. That is when Emily took interest in the Lord's call upon my life to further my learning and eventually find myself working full-time for the church and then moving on to teaching elementary school. Unfortunately it was the cause for my move out of state 20 some years ago but that did not keep us from keeping in touch frequently. Emily was always interested in my life and was a great encourager. I affectionately called her "mom Emily". I last saw her in May 2011 when Sunrise celebrated with a reunion. It was a joyous time.
I know this is not good bye but until we meet again on the other side. I know, too, that Emily was met with open arms by Zane, Jean and many others who have waited to see her again. I am thankful to the friends at Parkway Presbyterian who have kept me informed of Emily's recent health issues. Until later Emily . . . . . . .❤