Kelso Slayman, 101

Kelso Myers Slayman, 101, of Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died at 5:20 a.m., Monday, April 1, at Peabody Healthcare Center. 

She was born Oct. 3, 1911 in Topeka, Kansas to William H. and Elizabeth (Bailey) Myers. Kelso was a 1929 graduate of Wabash High School and a 1934 graduate of Hanover College.  She married Harry Slayman in Lafayette, on Dec. 30, 1935.  He died on July 19, 1982.  She was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church, Tri Kappa, and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.  For many years, she co-owned with her husband the Cradle & Tot Shop and the Teenager Children's Apparel Shop in Wabash.   Kelso also taught English at Wabash Middle School for ten years.  She had lived at Peabody Retirement Community since 2007, coming from Wabash, where she was a long time resident.

She is survived by two children, Kelson E. (Susan) Slayman, Dataw Island, S.C, and Kristi S. (Axton) Jones, Long Beach, Calif; three grandchildren: Mark H. (Graciela) Slayman,  Playa del Carmen, Mex.; Beth S. (William) Nubbe, Falls Church, Va.; and Kriston J. (Paul) Martineau, Long Beach; and six great-grandsons:  Aaron Slayman; Benjamin Slayman; Adam Nubbe; Karl Nubbe; Eric Nubbe; and Kaleb Martineau.

Burial will be at a later date in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are Peabody Caring Circle at Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. 7th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or Katherine Parker Memorial Scholarship, Hanover College, PO Box 108, Hanover, Indiana 47243.

The memorial guest book for Kelso may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Apr 05