Linnie Irene Slack
Roseville – Linnie Irene Slack (Young) was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. On June 6, 2022, she took her last earthly breath before joining her Heavenly Father and the love of her life, Virgil Slack at the gates of paradise.
Linnie was born to the late Elmer and Edna Young of Avondale on Christmas Eve 1925, where she was placed in a doll’s bed under the Christmas tree to be found by her family. Anyone who knew Linnie would say that was fitting because she was such a precious gift. Linnie was the third of six sisters: Lulu, Esther, Audrey, Evelyne and Florence whom she loved very much.
Linnie graduated from Lash High School in Zanesville. After high school she married the late Virgil Howard Slack in 1946. They were blessed with three sons, Gale, Larken and Van who were raised and worked on the family farm.
Linnie was a woman of faith who started each day at the kitchen table having her “biblical time” with her heavy dad and ended each day “saying her prayers” before falling asleep. She was a life member of Rolling Plains United Methodist Church where she attended and taught Sunday school, enjoyed Bible studies with friends, and worked behind the scenes preparing food, praying for others and never sought or needed recognition.
Linnie was a quiet, humble woman who was content with her life as a homemaker, serving in church or spending time with family and friends. Just like Linnie’s life, her kitchen was bustling with activity. She was an excellent cook, an avid baker and always had something in the oven. Whoever stopped would never leave without satisfying their sweet tooth. His pastries were particularly appreciated by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Over the years, Linnie has prepared many delicious meals enjoyed by her family as they gathered around the table in her home. Then the kitchen was cleaned, games were played, family stories shared, and love and laughter abounded.
Linnie was a gardening and sewing enthusiast. On fine summer days, visitors would often find her working in the vegetable garden, welding her garden hoe or tending to her many flowers and flower beds. Once inside, she was busy mending her family’s clothes, sewing her own or creating things for her loved ones. During breaks, you could often find Linnie swinging her marigolds on the porch swing while sipping a glass of her homemade sweet tea watching the many butterflies and hummingbirds fluttering around her flowers.
Over the years, Linnie has spent many happy hours caring for her grandchildren in her home. She lovingly gave many cooking, baking and sewing classes as well as trips to church and Sunday school. She often said: “It’s the children who make me progress!”. For the past few years, Linnie has enjoyed receiving the loving care and dedication of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who have helped her with daily chores, styled her hair, painted her nails and answered all his needs.
Linnie is survived by her children Gale (Darlene) Slack of Cardington, Larken (Jackie) Slack of Roseville and Van (Melissa) Slack of Roseville; five grandchildren Nathan (Erin) Slack; Andrea (Jonathan) Johnson; Ashley (Jeff-“JJ”) Wheeler; Cory Slack; Abigail Slack and Hannah Slack; and five great-grandchildren; his sisters Evelyn (Dale) Browning and Florence Owens as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Linnie was predeceased by her husband of 58 years. Virgil H. Slack and his sisters Lulu Mock, Esther Shilling and Audrey Smith.
Visitation will be Friday, June 10, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. at William Thompson & Son Funeral Home 5765 Gladstone Drive in White Cottage and one hour before the funeral. The funeral will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Reverend John Alice officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Rolling Plains United Methodist Church 3350 Moxahala Park Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701.
Posted on June 08, 2022
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