Loretta Slater

January 25, 1942 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 78)


Loretta Slater, 78, of Butler passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at her residence.

Born January 25, 1942 in Bruin, PA., she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Margaret (Hovis) Gerner.

She was a self employed Beautician for 8 years.

Loretta enjoyed sewing, cooking and square dancing. She enjoyed traveling to Berlin, OH., vacationing and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Bucco Camping Club and St. John Reform Church.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Russell Slater for 56 years, they were married July 24, 1964.

Loretta was the loving mother and grandmother to her 2 daughters and her 2 grandchildren. Karen Slater of Butler and Debra (Eric) Stanfield of MD. Grandsons, Matthew Slater of Butler and Zachary Stanfield of MD.

Her brother, LeRoy Gerner of Titusville, PA., and her sister, Dolores Burlett of Ambridge, PA.

Numerous nieces and nephews and her faithful dog and companion, “Rusty”.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Gerner.

Visitation and funeral services are private with Rev. Dennis Barger to officiate. Interment will at the Bearcreek Cemetery in Petrolia. Arrangements completed by the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham St. Butler, PA 16001.





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