Vickie Lynn Slaid Anders, 61, of South Jacksonville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield, after a long journey with ovarian cancer and perineoplastic syndrome.
She was born Sept. 9, 1951, the daughter of Wesley Bert and Ruth Eleanor Jones Slaid.
She is survived by a son, Shaun Michael Anders (wife, Ginny, and grandson, Atticus) of Springfield; and a brother, Stephen Wesley Slaid of Jacksonville and his four children, John Wesley Slaid (wife, Adelfa, and daughters, Samantha and Alexandra) of Lake St. Louis, James Joseph Slaid of Seattle, Kathryn Ann Slaid-Walter (daughters, Taylor and Alyssa) of Jacksonville and Brian Andrew Peterson of Jacksonville. She is also survived by two aunts, Jeanette Bozeman and Kay Megginson; two uncles, Howard and Wendell Jones; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister-in-law, Debra Cors Slaid; and five uncles, Harold Slaid, James Bozeman, Stanley Jones, Willard Jones and Harold Jones.
Vickie was a graduate of Jacksonville High School and Illinois College. She taught elementary grades in the North Greene School District for 35 years before retiring in 2009. She had an interest in family genealogy and was a former president of the North Greene Education Association.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville. The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. Monday. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Jacksonville Genealogical & Historical Society or the
. Condolences may be left online at www.buchanancody.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Sept. 8, 2013