May 19, 1933 – July 17, 2020
Kathryn Jo Modlin Slagley, 87, a resident of Greenville, Alabama died Friday, July 17, 2020. Graveside services for family will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday July 20, 2020 with the Reverend Dr. Robert Fossett officiating and Johnson Funeral home directing.
She was preceded in death by her husband George E. Slagley, granddaughter Kathryn Elizabeth Slagley and parents Bernard and Martha Willard Modlin.
She is survived by her sons Dale A. Slagley (Nancy) and Gale A. Slagley (Jody); grandchildren Michael Slagley (Liz), Brandon Slagley (Lindsey), Christopher Slagley (Laci), Aaron Blackmon (Tiffany) and Eli Blackmon; great grandchildren Kate Slagley, Blake Slagley, Morgan Slagley, and Laney Slagley.
Kathryn was born in a farmhouse north of Xenia, IL on May 19, 1933. Her father had bought her a new car for high school graduation but told her she could not have it if she got married. She married George the following month.
Kathryn was a devout Christian and an avid musician, having played the piano and clarinet. She sang in church choirs and Sweet Adelines for many years.
Kathryn dutifully and actively supported her husband through his various careers as a US Navy helicopter mechanic, farmer, aircraft maintenance engineer and small business owner. She was also particularly proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
JEAN A. THOMPSON
July 18, 2020
For years Mrs. Slagley sat behind me in the First United Methodist Church. She was always such a kind, nice and delightful lady. I enjoyed getting to know her during these years. My thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time. She was so proud of each of you and spoke of you and your achievements often. You will always have the memories of the good times that you shared, and her love for you will be in your hearts for a life time.