Mary Ann Slagle

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A celebration of life for Mary Ann Slagle will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Steve Newton officiating. Mrs. Slagle passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Arbor Assisted Living Center. Mary Ann was born on May 19, 1937, in Paris to the late Harvey and Bernice Nunnelley of Honey Grove. Mary Ann attended school in Honey Grove and graduated from Honey Grove High School in 1955. On Feb. 9, 1957, Mary Ann married her childhood sweetheart Wayne (Bo) Slagle. The newlyweds moved to Arlington where Mary Ann worked and Wayne attended Arlington State. In 1961 they moved to Bryan, Texas. In Bryan, Mary Ann continued to work and assisted Wayne who worked on his Ph.D., which he received in 1970 from Texas A&M. Following graduation, Wayne accepted a teaching position at Stephen F. Austin State University in the biology department and the Slagles took up a new residence in Nacogdoches. Mary Ann worked in the science department at Texas A&M and fiscal office at SFA and pursued a degree in nursing. She graduated with a degree in nursing from Angelina School of Nursing and received a Bachelor of Science from the SFA. Mary Ann worked at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, where in 1982 she was awarded the employee of the year. In 2003 she retired. Mary Ann was a best friend to all who knew her. She loved animals and was an avid supporter of the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter. She was a member of the Nacogdoches Humane Society. Mary Ann loved her church and was an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Wayne Slagle, her parents Harvey and Bernice Nunnelley, and Little Bitty, the dog she and Wayne loved. Mary Ann has a deep sense of gratitude for all her friends, but she would want to especially recognize her caregiver, Vennie Curtis; her longtime friends, Betty Williams and Sandy Mims; and their children, John R. Williams, David Mims, Shelley Martin and Julie Hunter, who were like grandchildren to Mary Ann. Memorial donations may be made to the Wayne and Mary Ann Slagle Pre-Professional Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 6096, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962, or Love Inc. P.O. Box 630423, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963; or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 903 North Street, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965. The family of Mrs. Slagle would like to extend a sincere thanks to the staff of the Angel Care Hospice in Henderson and also the staff of The Arbor Assisted Living in Nacogdoches for the good care that she received. Laird Funeral Home.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel from May 20 to May 21, 2014