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Lois Unger Sladkey

Lois Unger Sladkey, nee Lois Ann Unger, age 85, passed peacefully into the Lord’s hands on December 26, 2018. Born on March 10, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, to Walter and Helen Unger, Lois graduated from Steinmetz High School in 1950, William Woods College, in Fulton, Missouri, in 1952, and National College of Education in 1955. In 1984, she earned a master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Kansas. Lois was united in marriage to John “Jack” Sladkey on August 15, 1953 and they were stationed with the Air Force in various cities until settling in the Kansas City area in 1961. Her priority was always her family. She waited until her youngest child was in third grade before entering the workforce as a preschool teacher and became co-director of Hillcrest Covenant Church’s preschool. She was also a Bible study leader and Sunday school teacher. Lois was a great cook with a serious sweet tooth. Her grandchildren will always remember the candy dishes throughout her home filled with chocolate, candy corn, circus peanuts, and Peeps. Ever creative, Lois enjoyed handcrafts, reading, writing, shopping, and corny jokes. Her faith in Jesus was at the forefront of all she did. Lois was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2005 and became a spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association from 2005 to 2009, educating others about the disease and bravely making speeches in public about her experience. She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Jack; six children, Libby (late Benny) Vitale, Nancy (Kim) Rische, Lynne (Steve) Fondell, Rick (Sophia Sayigh), David (Linda), and Cindy (Kurt) Haberkorn; sixteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and a sister, Suzanne (late William) Oberheide of Park Ridge, Illinois. Visitation Saturday, January 12, 1:00-2:00; Memorial service immediately following at 2:00, Hillcrest Covenant Church, 8801 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village, Kansas. Memorial gifts may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Location:
Hillcrest Covenant Church
Address:
8801 Nall Avenue
City:
Prairie Village
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66207
Date of Service:
Jan 12 ,2019
Time of Service:
1:00 pm
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Memorial Service
Location:
Hillcrest Covenant Church
Address:
8801 Nall Avenue
City:
Prairie Village
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66207
Date of Service:
Jan 12 ,2019
Time of Service:
2:00 pm
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Condolences

Cindy Worthyand Kirk Perucca Jan 07 ,2019

Friend ,PrairieVillage ,Kansas

Our hearts and prayers are with you Jack and all your family. No two people ever had a love story like and Lois. Love you much!