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Katherine Marie "Kathy" Slater

August 25, 1959 — January 5, 2024

Katherine Marie Slater, also known as Kathy, Kathaleen, Nana, Mom, and Granny, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, January 5, 2024 in Rogers, Arkansas with loved ones by her side. Kathy was born August 25, 1959, to Guthrie Luton and Wilma (Steele) Luton in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She was 64-years-old. Kathy was a member of Lamb Church. She was a devout Christian and radiated with the love of God. Her calling and passion was singing praises to our Lord in church. She was the true example of a praying mom, Nana, and friend. Kathy lived her life daily showing her family what it meant to really live for the Lord.

Kathy was married to the love of her life, Bob Slater. Together they raised three wonderful children and played a huge role in the lives of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Kathy loved her family and was the true matriarch. She was kind, loving, and welcoming to all. She had a caring heart for everyone and always an open door for a hug, a good ol heart to heart talk, or a shoulder to cry on. Kathy enjoyed going on excursions to shop with her girls, singing, and going to church. She always enjoyed warm weather camping at the lake with Bob and her family. Kathy worked for 22 years in the meat department at the local grocery store, and then she became a full-time homemaker. She looked forward to spending precious time with Bob and her loved ones making forever memories to be treasured. 

Kathy leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband of 45 years, Bob of the home, children: Sharla Pennington and husband Todd, Alisha Buckner and husband Sam, and Keith Slater and wife Amy. Nana will forever be missed by her grandchildren: Daniel Button and wife Shaylee, Kayla Hale and husband Kevin, Kristie Bell and husband Kurtis, Kendra Underwood, Reyna Jimenez, Pierse Slater, and Olivia Slater as well as her great grandchildren: Johnny Bell, Carter Button, Piper Hale, and baby due in April, Levi. Kathy also leaves life long memories with her siblings: Sue Parks, Bea and husband Joe Cook, and Lyn and wife Brenda Luton. Kathy will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted, including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones she held dear to her heart.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Debbie Brassfield.

Kathy's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 8, 2024 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Konnor McKay and Rev. Johnny Wagner officiating. Interment will follow at the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Kathy's pallbearers will be Daniel Button, Russell Hayden, Samuel Slater, Bill Zimmer, Mark Zimmer, and Brian Zimmer. Honorary pallbearers will be Pierse Slater, Kevin Hale, Kurtis Bell, and Johnny Bell.

Kathy's visitation will be Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas where Kathy's family will be receiving friends.


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Sunday, January 7, 2024

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Monday, January 8, 2024

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