Mary L. Slade, 73

Mary L. Slade (nee Poock), 73, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.

Mary was born on Dec. 15, 1937 to Alfred and Dorothy (nee DeLong) Poock, Sr. Mary was a 1956 graduate of Wilbur Wright High School in Dayton, Ohio. She married Richard Slade on Sept. 7, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio. In West Bend, Mary first worked for Marine Bank for almost 10 years, and then she went on to be the owner of the Great Connections Travel Agency in West Bend prior to her retirement. Mary especially enjoyed traveling to Europe, including Italy and Great Britain, and a significant portion of the United States. Above all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her husband Richard; children Richard II (Sherry), David (Susan), Brian (Lisa), and Bradley (Tracie); grandchildren Erica (Mike) Mercandante, Richard III, Alex, Daniel, Mathew, Ashley, Taylor, and Austin; and great-grandchildren Georgia, Giovanni, Maria, and Annabelle. She is further survived by six siblings, three brothers-in-law, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends.

A funeral service for Mary will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 323 S. Fifth Ave. in West Bend with Rev. Jeremy Deaner presiding. Visitation will be from noon until 1:45 p.m. at the CHURCH ONLY on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.

An additional Memorial Service for Mary will be at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at Miami Valley Memory Gardens, 1639 East Lytle-Five Points Road in Centerville, Ohio. Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m. at the CEMETERY ONLY on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.

Memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, (Wisconsin Region, P O Box 902, Pewaukee, WI 53072-0902).

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.
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