Betty Lou (Leasure) Slater was born at Akron City Hospital on August 24, 1946, and passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at University Hospital in Ravenna.
She was a gentle person who cared a great deal about her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, pets, and the patients under her care. Betty was a talented dancer during her teen years, excelling in ballet, jazz, and tap dancing. She realized a childhood ambition by earning her RN in nursing over thirty years ago. Working as a nurse was her passion in life, to serve those around her who were in need of medical attention. To find Betty in heaven’s meadows simply look for the beautiful zinnias, roses, peonies, and anemones as Betty was a capable gardener and a fervent lover of flowers.
Betty will be missed by her two children, James Martin Slater and Kimberly Anne (Bart) Kerekes; granddaughter, Jessica; grandsons, Matthew and Brandon; great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Barb) Leasure and Michael (Linda) Leasure.
Betty was predeceased by her husband of over fifty years, Donald Slater.
The family is planning a celebration of life to be announced at a later date.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.heritagecremationsociety.com.
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