WKEB Obituaries Blog

Beverly E. Slaby


  Beverly E. Slaby, 90, of Stanley, formerly of Gilman, died Tuesday, April 
30, 2019 at the Homeplace-Stanley under the care of St. Joseph’s 
Hospice. She was born on August 27, 1928 in Stanley the daughter of the 
late Lorum and Violet (Sweet) Truax. She grew up in the Hannibal area 
and later raised her five daughters on her own. Beverly was a waitress for 
the Gilman Bar Café, worked at Drangle’s Cheese factory and was a CNA 
for 14 years. She enjoyed reading, cross word puzzles, traveling and 
loved spending time with family.

  She is survived by her daughters, Sue Purkapile of Gilman and Ellen 
Ingles of Kootenai, ID and Nancy (Jeff) Burtard of Post Falls, ID, 8 
Grandchildren, 14 great Grandchildren and 2 great great Grandchildren. 
Beverly is preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Karen 
Phelps and Linda Cole, her brother Ken Truax and two sisters, Marian 
Hubbard and Betty Morris.

  A graveside service will be held at 11:30AM at the Hannibal Cemetery on 
Saturday, May 11, 2019. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the 


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