Joseph Slone

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WEST MANCHESTER — Joseph K. Slone, 56, of West Manchester, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at his residence.

He was born April 18, 1957 in Gallipolis, Ohio. Joe was a 1975 graduate of Hannan Trace High School, Mercerville, Ohio; he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Morehead State University; received his Master's Degree from the University of Dayton; he taught two years at Wellston High School and since 1983 has taught Agriculture Education and been FFA adviser at National Trail High School.

He was preceded in death by his father James M. Slone.

He is survived by his mother Viola E. Slone of Crown City, Ohio; daughter Jessica W. (Collin) Helsinger of West Manchester; son Justin G. Slone of Bridgeport, Texas; granddaughter Emma Helsinger of West Manchester; brother James (Rebecca) Slone of Oak Hill; sister Cathy (Dean) Martin of Crown City; nephews Tim and Kevin; niece Mary Beth; great nephew Hunter; and great-niece Samantha.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 31, at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, 813 Camden Road, Eaton. Visitation was also to be held on Tuesday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with a graveside service to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mercerville.

Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, is assisting the family with local arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Joseph Slone Memorial Fund, c/o LCNB National Bank, 201 South Washington St., New Paris, OH 45347. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting

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Published in The Eaton Register-Herald from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2014