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Miss Winnie Louise Slimmer passed away at the home of her brother, Cale E. Slimmer, in Ellis county, south of Codell, last Friday after an illness of six days.  She had been at the home of her brother visiting for a short time when she was taken sick. She was born July 25, 1883, here in Russell County and her age was 38 years, 7 months and 19 days.  She was the youngest daughter of Mrs. Mary E Slimmer and had spent all of her life in the county. When only two years old she was in an accident in which a wagon passed over her and from this injury she never fully recovered.  It impaired her development physically and she never was strong and robust and was always quite frail but was patient and cheerful and made the best of life.

In addition to her mother, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ed Vanderbur and Mrs. Grace Peake, both of Russell; and five brothers: D.W. of Pueblo, Co; O.N. of Hoisington, KS; S.R. of Russell, KS; C.E. of Codell and N.R. of Waldo township.  She had thirty-one nieces and nephews.  One brother W.W. died last May at Pueblo. The funeral service was held from the Methodist Church here Sunday and was conducted by the pastor, Rev. A.D. Faupell.  Interment was in the Russell Cemetery.  The mother and other relatives feel very grateful to the many who were kind to them in their bereavement and wish their heartfelt thanks extended to them.

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David Slimmer
The Russell Record, January 25, 1923

 David Slimmer was fatally injured last Friday afternoon in an accident at Hoisington and died  that evening.  With a force of men he was helping truck some material to the cemetery.  On the return trip, all but the driver were standing in the back part of the truck.  A turn was made which the standing men were not expecting and some o f them lost their balance.  Dave went over the side and in grabbing for something to hold on to, he got hold of a stake chain and the continued motion of the truck dragged him under the wheels and the rear ones passed over his chest.  This happened about 2:30 in the afternoon and he lived until six o'clock in the evening.

 David Wesley Slimmer was born February 25, 1870, at Libertyville in Jefferson County, Iowa. He died at Hoisington, January 19, 1923, at the age of fifty-two years, ten months and 27 days.  He came with his parents to Russell County, Kansas in the early days but of late years had lived in Colorado until recently, when he had been at Hoisington.  He was married July 6, 1895 to Miss Lottie Delp here at Russell.  He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. Glenn Jones of Muskogee, Oklahoma, two sons, Floyd and
Vern of Ordway, Colorado, his mother, Mary Elizabeth Faulkner Slimmer and four brothers, ON Slimmer of Hoisington,  SR and NR of Russell, CC of Codell and two sisters, Mrs. Ed Vanderbur and Mrs. Grace Peake both of Russell.

 The body was brought here Sunday for burial, but the funeral was delayed until Monday to wait for the arrival of his daughter.  The service was from the home of his sister, Mrs. Peake, and was conducted by Rev. AD Faupell.  Interment was in the Russell Cemetery.

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Myrl D. Slimmer
Plainville Times, Thursday, March 30, 1989

 Myrl D Slimmer, 64, Plainville, died March 19, 1989 at his home in Plainville.  He was born September 16, 1924, in Codell to Nahum & Edith (Dutt) Slimmer.  He married Virginia McKinley in 1950 in Mullinville.  He was a farmer and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Hays.

 Survivors include his wife, Virginia; one son, Bruce of Manhattan; two daughters, Jackie Langholz of Plano, TX and Kathryn Slimmer of Topeka: and two grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two daughters.

 Graveside services were Friday in Russell Cemetery, Russell, with the Rev. William Miller officiating.  A memorial service was held earlier Friday in First United Methodist Church, Hays, with Miller officiating.

 A memorial for sports and athletics in the Plainville area has been established with the Plainville Recreation Commission.

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Nahum Ruthford Slimmer
March 17, 1888 - April 2, 1962

 Nahum Ruthford Slimmer, youngest child of Peter W and Mary Elizabeth (Faulkner) Slimmer, was born March 17, 1888, on a farm northwest of Russell, KS. At an early age he with his family moved to Russell here he attended the Russell schools.  Since early youth he had been engaged in the business of farmer and stockman, his first venture in farming being a partnership with his brother Caleb, on land northwest of Russell.  Later they farmed together the AJ Missimer ranch north of Russell and when Caleb moved to a farm near Codell, KS, Nahum remained to farm the Missimer ranch for a number of years.  It was while living here that he made a home for his widowed mother, an invalid sister, and a widowed sister and her four small children.  On May 9, 1923, he was united in marriage to Miss Edith Dutt to which union one son, Myrl Dean was born.  In 1924, the family moved to the farm south of Codell where Mr. Slimmer again entered into a partnership with his brother Caleb.  He later purchased land adjoining that land where in 1932 he built his home and where he resided until his death, farming this land in partnership with his son, Myrl. Mr. Slimmer passed away at his home on Monday, April 2, 1962, at the age of 74 years and 16 days.  He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Edith of the home; their son, Myrl; three small grandchildren, Jackie Jean, Kathyrn Ann, and Bruce Alan, of the home place; one sister, Mrs Grace Peake of Russell; one brother, CE Slimmer of Plainville; a number of nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters and one granddaughter. Mr. Slimmer showed a loving concern for his family and was very devoted to them.  He loved his family and enjoyed being with his son and his grandchildren.  He liked the work of a farmer and worked hard all of his life.  He showed great interest in sports, especially in his son's athletic abilities during his high school years, and participated in various community activities.  NR as he was affectionately called by those who knew him best was a kindly, generous husband and father and a good neighbor and friend who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

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