Slagel, Mary E.

Mary E. Slagel, age 89 of Abingdon, died at 8:29 pm Monday, June 2, 2014 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

She was born on May 20, 1925 in Miami, Florida, the daughter of Addison Ralph and Virgil (Edington) Kindle. She married Merrill L. Slagel on January 29, 1951 in Burlington, Iowa. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Clark Stoddard, one daughter, Carol Slagel, one brother and an infant sister.

Mary is survived by her children, Darlene (and Larry) Snyder of Monmouth, Ralph (and Deena) Slagel of Abingdon, Terry (and Judith) Slagel of RR Galesburg and Sherri Forshee of Abingdon; ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; and one brother, Maurice Kindle of Indianapolis, Indiana.

She had lived in Abingdon most of her married life. She worked as an assembler at Maytag in Galesburg for 25 years, retiring in 1990. She attended the Abingdon Christian Church. Her hobbies included shopping, sewing and reading. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Rev. Darryl McDaniel will officiate. Burial will follow in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at