Ruth M. Slaton

Friday, August 28, 2009

Ruth M. Slaton, resident of Eureka Springs, passed away August 26, 2009 at the age of 72.

Ruth was born on October 31, 1936, in Socorro, New Mexico to Winifred Davis Edwards and Luther B. Edwards.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robbie C. (Bob) Slaton; son David and wife Sandi Slaton; daughter Donna Slaton; daughter Deana and husband Dennis Murray; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many friends.

She was a remarkable artist, musician, and business woman. She was a past president of the Eureka Springs Association of Bed and Breakfasts, Cabins and Cottages. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Beaver Lake Baptist Church. She also organized two gospel vocal trios during the 1960s and 70s which produced two albums.

Most of all, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and an inspiration to all who knew her.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2009 at Nelson's Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Nelson's Chapel of the Springs. Interment will follow in the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at or Alzheimer's Arkansas, 10411 West Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409. Online condolences may be sent to the family at