Helen Delores “Dee” Sloan

Helen Delores “Dee” Sloan, 95, of Maryville, MO, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday afternoon, September 29, 2023, in St. Joseph, MO.

Dee was born July 17, 1928, in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Earl S. and Lois Marie (Linebaugh) Long. She graduated from Clearmont High School in 1946, and married Victor E. Sloan Sr., on June 24th, 1947, in Troy, Kansas.

Her parents, husband, sister Mary Brenton, and brothers, Marvin, Earl Jr., Charles, and Eldred Long, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her brother, Larry (Ruth) Long, Holts Summit, MO., her children, Victor (Dwila) Sloan Jr., Creston, IA, Deb (Terry) Vaughn, of Maryville, MO, and Kenneth (Melita) Sloan, Holts Summit, MO, six granddaughters, fourteen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Dee retired from the Clarinda Treatment Center after over 24 years working as a Nurse’s Aide. Following her retirement, she traveled extensively, visiting all 50 State capitols, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

Dee loved playing cards and was an avid bowler, winning many awards in the Senior Bowling League. Later in life, she was the first resident to move into the Oak Pointe Retirement Home in Maryville, spending her last eight and a half years there.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM, on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at the Bram Funeral Home, Maryville.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service.  The burial will be in the Nodaway Memorial Gardens, Maryville, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the New Nodaway Humane Society, 829 S. Depot, Maryville, MO 64468.