Geraldene Slater, 97

Geraldene A Slater, 97, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:30 pm on Friday April 11, 2014, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born in Kosciusko County March 6, 1917, she was the daughter of Fred R. and L. Ruth (Harney) Jellison.She graduated from Sidney High School, Sidney, with the Class of 1935. She lived there prior to moving to South Whitley in 1949. She married to Stan Slater in Hillsdale, Mich. Geraldene worked for the Sidney Telephone Company as a telephone operator manager.Survivors include her son, Ned E. Ramsey of Columbia City, and a brother, Dwight Jellison of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stan Slater; son, Ted Ramsey, and brothers, DeWayne and Eugene Jellison. There will be no visitation for Geraldene in accordance with her wishes. A graveside service will be held at a later date at South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Slater may be made to Whitley Home Health Hospice.Visit to send family condolences or sign the guest register book. Arrangements were entrusted to DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.