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Stella G. Sliffe

Stella G. Sliffe, 79, of Uhrichsville, was called home to be with the Lord Thursday, June 2, 2011, from Beacon Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Uhrichsville after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

A lifelong resident of the Uhrichsville area, she was born July 12, 1931, on her family's farm near Blizzard Ridge and was a daughter of the late William C. and Anna Gertrude (Curby) Guthrie.

She was a graduate of Uhrichsville High School in the class of 1949. Stella married George Sliffe, Jan. 5, 1957, to whom she was a devoted and loving wife for over 54 years, caring for his every need and holding him in prayer when he was on the road in his job as a long-distance truck driver. Stella loved caring for her family and was gifted in the domestic arts, enjoying sewing, knitting, crocheting, and cooking, especially her delicious homemade bread.

She was a faithful Christian who loved the Lord and was eager to share the Gospel with others. Currently a member of Broadway United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia, she had previously been a member of Uhrichsville 1st United Methodist Church, where she had been active in the life of her congregation as a Sunday school teacher and in United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband, George of the home; two children, Pamela A. Dye and her husband, Terry C., of Carrollton, and Allen D. Sliffe of the home; two grandchildren, Sarah and Daniel Dye of Carrollton, who she loved dearly and treasured the time she spent with them; a sister, Mrs. Sarah "Sally" Fausto of New Philadelphia; a brother, Duane Guthrie and his wife, Linda, of Leesville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William E. Guthrie; four sisters, Eileen Archinal, Theda Arter, Madaline Guthrie, and Patsy Guthrie; and two nephews.

Services for Stella were held June 6 in the banquet hall of Jaycee Village in Uhrichsville, officiated by Rev. William Sowers. Those wishing to honor her memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.

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