Mrs. Margaret Hale Slonaker, age 88, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Slonaker was born in Washington County and daughter of the late Cecil & Grace Humphrey Hale. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Slonaker, a brother, Ivan Hale and a sister, Norma Hale Wilson.
She was a member of Jonesborough United Methodist Church and sang in the choir for many years. She was a member of Open Door Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Slonaker graduated from Boones Creek High School and East Tennessee State College (ETSU). She was a Teacher for the Washington County School System for 30 years, having taught fifth grade at Sulphur Springs and Jonesborough Elementary Schools.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Susan & John Jacobs, Greeneville; grandchildren, Logan Jacobs, Seattle, Washington and Sarah Jacobs, Johnson City; one sister, June Pollock; and several nephews and nieces and great-nephews and nieces.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of Brookdale Assisted Living, formerly Wellington Place, for their wonderful loving care.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 pm Monday, September 5, 2016 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Telford Methodist Cemetery with Pastor James “Jamie” Lively officiating.
Pallbearers will be family & friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jonesborough United Methodist Church 211 W. Main Street Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Ceilya (Carver) Campbell
Mrs. Slonaker was my 5th grade teacher at Jonesborough Middle School and was one of my favorite teachers. She was so kind to each and every student in our class and treated us with the same respect she required from her students. Her smile would immediately put me at ease and brighten my day.
I appreciate her enthusiasm for the county 4-H program, as being a part of that organization taught me many life skills and provided loads of fun throughout my childhood. And it all started in her wonderful 5th grade class so long ago.
Mrs. Slonaker was my 5th-grade teacher, and I
loved her dearly. She was a very special lady!
My condolences to Susan and her family.
Paula Squibb Maupin
I took care of Margaret for the past year as an employee of
brookdale. She was a sweet and kind soul and fun to be
around I will miss her and want to offer my condolences to her
family I will keep you in my prayers in this time of need
Mike Alabed (Julio)
Even though I never knew Margaret, her husband Bob
was my teacher at David Crockett High School (74-
78) teaching agriculture, one of the best teachers
I had ! I would have loved to talk to you about
Bob, you can now join each other, Rest in Peace...