Margie Lou Slocum, 76, of Defiance, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at her residence.
She was born on July 8, 1938, to John and Laverne (Cooper) Farris in Defiance. Margie graduated from Defiance High School in 1956. On June 23, 1956, she married David F. Slocum. Margie was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and served in the bell and vocal choirs, and often sang as a soloist. She also participated in the Service Guild and the Beta Circle.
David and Margie met in choir and therefore, music was a huge part of their lives. She also volunteered at the Defiance Public Library. Margie previously worked as a secretary at The Defiance Crescent-News and the health department.
Margie is survived by her husband, David; children, Laurie Beth (Allen) Lucas of Farmer, Jon Mark (Gina) Slocum of Norton Shores, Mich., David F. (Karen) Slocum, Jr. of Fort Collins, Colo., Melissa Jane (Todd) Melia of Defiance, Jennifer Anne (Mike) Eddy of Bradenton, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Lois M. (Jim) Little of Terre Haute, Ind., and Linda M. Morin of Fresno, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with Pastor David Brobston officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Defiance. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.