Kathleen Geneva Slifko, 97, of Pleasant City, the last surviving owner of Peaceful Acres Farm passed away on New Year’s Day (January 1, 2022). She continued to farm after her husband passed away in 1980.
She was born January 31, 1924 in Lonaconing MD, daughter of the late Vernon Yontz and Louisa (White) Yontz. She loved to tell stories about her life growing up in a large family. While in high school, she worked at her family’s business known as “The Dairy” in Byesville. As a young girl, she tap danced, played the violin, and performed at school functions.
Her grandchildren will always remember her for getting to sleep under the stars when they spent the night.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Slifko, who died in April of 1980. They were married May 4, 1943. Also deceased are three brothers, Bill, Kenny, and Dick; and three sisters, Verneda, Boliva, and Bernatta.
She is survived by two daughters, Penny (Homer) Gander and Candy McBride; a sister, Sandra (Yontz) Wilson; six grandchildren, Eric Gander, Jason (Missy) Gander, Tawny Cameron, Tanner (Jess) McBride, Tobey McBride, and Melissa Gander & her children; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor Gander, Lauren Gander, Erica Leach (Steve Dingus), Austin (Carley) Holiday, Maddy McBride, Mason McBride, Cooper McBride; and three great-great-grandchildren, Maddie Leach, Brooklynn Dingus, and Emmalyn Dingus. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Kyla, Debbie, Bonnie, and Darla.
Private services were held for the family with burial at Greenwood Cemetery, Byesville.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Guernsey Inc., PO Box 1165, Cambridge OH 43725.
One last thing she would tell everyone is to “Watch Your Driving!”
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