SIKESTON — Kathleen E. Sloan, age 99, died Oct. 8, 2018, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.
She was born Sept. 6, 1919, in Datto, Ark., daughter of the late James Walter and Hattie Stubblefield England, Kathleen joined the Women's Army Corp in February 1943 and was honorably discharged in December 1945. She was owner and operator of Becky Ann's Beauty Shop until retiring in 1976.
Kathleen was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston and was a longstanding member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Sikeston Chapter 137 Order of Eastern Star.
On Dec. 2, 1944, in Norfolk, Va., she married Elbert Franklin Sloan; he preceded her in death May 27, 1988.
She is survived by one son, David F. Sloan of Sikeston; one daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Ann and Harold Beaird of Sikeston; six grandchildren, Scott Beaird of Long Beach, Calif., Eric Beaird of Sikeston, Pam Lowe of Sikeston, Sarah Sloan of Sikeston, Stephen Sloan of Delta and Jennifer Staniszewski of Jackson; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by one brother, James England; two sisters, Edna Foster and Dortha Hedge; and one daughter that died at birth.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.