Michele L. Slone
Michele L. Slone, age 46 of Springfield. Mo., passed away Tuesday, June 17 at home after a long and courageous battle with lupus. Michele was born in St. Joseph, Mo., November 22, 1967, the daughter of Melva L. Morrison (Fogle) and the late Dr. Nolen B. Morrison.
Michele graduated high school with honors and was accepted to Harvard University. Her educational life was put on hold upon learning she was to have her first son, Andrew. She became a full-time mother and later added two more children, Ashley and Zach, to the family. Michele loved being a mother and favorite Aunt to her two nieces, April Morrison and Taylor Morrison and nephew Brice Morrison. She was an accomplished artist, painter, and cook and loved to sing along with her favorite musical artist, Michael Bolton. She juggled being a mother while working and co-owning Benefits Inc. Insurance Agency, in Springfield, Mo. Her life took a turn when she was diagnosed with systemic lupus in 1995. Michele courageously battled her disease and always found a way to brighten up someone elses' day, while at the same time covering up her own pain and complications.
Michele accepted Christ and was baptized years ago and was a member of the Church of Christ. She often talked of going to heaven and seeing Jesus and being reunited with her father. Michele's positive outlook on life, her beautiful smile , and contagious laugh will be dearly missed.
Michele was preceded in death by her father, Nolen B. Morrison and her step-father, Jerry Fogle.
Michele is survived by her sons, Andrew and Zach Slone; her daughter, Ashley Slone; her mother, Melva L. Fogle (Morrison); brother, Dan Morrison and wife June; her brother, Brad Morrison; her special friend, Frank Davidson; and her special dog, Chi-Chi. She was also known as "Grammie" to her three grandchildren, Cameron, Jason, and Maddie.
At Michele's request she will be cremated and her ashes spread at a later date at " A Beautiful Place." A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. There will be a visitation for family and friends starting at 3:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made in Michele's name to The Lupus Foundation of America or The Fair Haven Children's Home.
Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
1947 E. Seminole Springfield, MO 65804
Published in the News-Leader on June 19, 2014