Sandra Kay Slavens

January 11, 1943April 30, 2018

Sandra Kay Slavens, 75, of Greencastle, passed away April 30, 2018, at her residence with her family by her side.

Sandra was born in Indianapolis on January 11, 1943, the daughter of Carl Eugene and Margaret Mae (Cook) Slavens, and was a 1961 graduate of Reelsville High School.

Ms. Slavens was the Deli and Bakery Manger for Safeway Foods for 13 years, and worked in the foodservice industry her whole life. Before her retirement in 2005 she worked with Putnam County Comprehensive Services helping special needs children. She enjoyed working puzzle books playing cards, and watching birds and deer, but most of all she loved her children grandchildren and her many fur babies.

Survivors include her four daughters, Stephanie Huff, (wife-Dianna), Stacey Nelson, (fiancé-Jeff Thomason), Sharlet Nelson, and Tara Nelson, all of Greencastle; three grandchildren, Brandon Nelson, Kandra Roberts, (Fiancé-Robert Williams), and Stason Kennedy, all of Greencastle; a great grandchild, Alayna Roberts, Greencastle; a nephew, Mike Slavens, (wife-Patricia), Monticello, Georgia; and several extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gerald Slavens; and her husband of 20 years, Truman Nelson Jr.

She will be cremated per her wishes. The family will plan a Celebration of Life Service to be held in June.

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