Julia Z. Slater, 91, of Stoneboro, passed away in her home at 2:15 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 22, 2018) surrounded by her family.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1927, to the late Frank and Esther Brown Zimmer.
She attended Conneaut Lake schools and then graduated from Sandy Lake High School in 1945. She worked in her early years as an accountant for Joy Manufacturing in Franklin.
She later became a homemaker for her family and a self-made artist.
Julia Belonged to the "Chicken Coop" artist club in Hadley and had served as president of the Mercer County China Painting Association. She was a very talented artist doing oil, ceramic, slate and china painting. Anything you could think to paint she would find a way.
She was a long-standing member of the Sandy Lake United Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Greenville Organ Club and played together with neighbors the piano, organ, and the accordion.
She married her beloved husband, John C. "Slick" Slater, on Aug. 29, 1952. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1997.
Julia will be deeply missed by: her two sons, Doug Slater of Sandy Lake and Clint Slater of Stoneboro; four grandchildren, Brandon (Alexis), Madison, Ohio, Colton, Mentor, Ohio, Aubrey, Orlando, Fla., and Harrison Rondon (Danyell), Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She also recently got to meet and hold her new great-granddaughter, Quinn Olivia Slater. She is further survived by her dear sister Esther (Henry) Schell of Sandy Lake.
In addition to her husband and parents, Julia was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Barnes and Ellen Elva Cauvel, and two brothers, James Zimmer and Duncan Zimmer.
Julia Z., 91, of Stoneboro.
Calling hours: 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday (1-27-18) at Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church, 3461 Sandy Lake-New Lebanon Road, Sandy Lake. Online condolences and flowers may be sent to the family by visiting www.BlackFuneralHomes.net.
Service: Funeral at noon Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Beth Creekpaum, pastor, officiating.
Interment: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.
Published on January 23, 2018