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|Josephine Slapar, age 89, of Linton, passed away at 5:10 A.M. Thurs., May 3, 2012, at Linton Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born July 13, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph & Rose (Kovic) Tomazic.
Jo graduated from Chaffey High School in Ontario, CA, & attended commercial art school in Detroit, Michigan. She worked as a commercial artist for Consolidated Air Craft in San Diego, CA, during WW II & later for the Maurice Haag Laboratory in Linton. She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Linton & served on the Salvation Army Board & on the Glenburn Home Board.
Survivors include two daughters, Trudie Jo (Jim) Yates of Lewis & Tina Marie Jernigan of Bloomington, a sister, Beverly (Richard) Reeder of Tucson, AZ, a granddaughter, Heather Lea Aloor of Chapel Hill, NC, a niece, Nancy Reeder, & two nephews, Steve & Ron Reeder.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Anton Slapar, Jr., & a son-in-law, James Jernigan.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 A.M. Sat., May 5, at Fairview Cemetery in Linton, Scott McBride officiating. The Linton American Legion Auxiliary will conduct a memorial graveside service.
Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Legion Post #22 through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.