Arapahoe, Nebraska

Mary L. Slocum, age 67, of Arapahoe, Nebraska died on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Cambridge Hospital, in Cambridge, Nebraska. She was born on April 1, 1942 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Samuel & Mary S. (Austin) Harrison.

After attending school in Shreveport, Louisiana, she was a stay at home mother raising and caring for her family. Once her children were grown, she went on to cosmetology school. She owned her own salon in Orleans, Nebraska called Je'Mars. She married Ed Slocum in 1983. Ed would pass away in 1986. After retiring, she lived in southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas to be close to her children & grandchildren. In 2002, she moved to Arapahoe, Nebraska. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward Slocum, son George Jerry Hall, daughter-in-law Jessica Chapman Peterson.

Daughters: Dorothy & husband Clifton Hudson of Kearney, Nebraska

                 Mary & husband Toby tenBensel of Holbrook, Nebraska

                 Carol & husband Doug Brown of Arapahoe, Nebraska

                 Shelley & husband David Harshbargar of Norton, Kansas

        Son:  Chad Peterson of Denver, Colorado

Brothers: Herbert & Lindale Lindsey of Waco, Texas

               Sammy Harris of Shreveport, Louisiana

    Sister:  Doris & husband Doyle Chism of Shreveport, Louisiana

Grandchildren: 13   Great Grandchildren:  7  

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Viewing and visitation will be Wednesday, March 3, 2010 from 10 AM till 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home, Arapahoe, Nebraska and prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 4, at 10:30 AM at the First United Methodist Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Rev. Michael Flury, officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, at Beaver City, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.