Dema M. Slaughter, 79, Webb City, Missouri, died September 15, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, following an extended illness.

Dema M. Slaughter, 79, Webb City, Missouri, died September 15, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, following an extended illness.   
Dema was born June 3, 1937 in Goodman, Missouri, the daughter of Roy and Margaret (Schuler) Lynn.  
She was a lifelong area resident and in 1968, moved to Webb City where she and her husband Troy, owned and operated Dog N Suds.  They had owned several businesses and retired from farming.  Dema was an avid reader and a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.  
She married Troy Slaughter on September 1, 1960 in Carthage and he preceded her in death on September 16, 2011.  
She is survived by four children, Sandra D. Hager and husband, Miles of Bellevue, NE; Randy Slaughter and wife, Nancy of Joplin; Roy Slaughter and wife, Kathy of Webb City and Diana Zaccarello and husband, Joe of Carterville; two sisters, Ina Tucker of Carl Junction and Shirley Braastad of Cedar, Minnesota; a very special beloved sister in law, Opal Smith of Joplin; ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a grand-daughter, Kelly Lynn Hornback and a sister, Dodie Frost.  Services will be Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at 2 pm at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Pastor Johnny Wilkins will officiate.  Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Garrett, Casey Slaughter, Shawn Zaccarello, Adam Thomas, Cody Gandy and Michael Slaughter.  Honorary pallbearers will be Dallas Slaughter, Ronnie Braastad, Donald Lee Slaughter, Don Cox and Dale Bond.  The family will receive friends Tuesday prior to the service from 1 pm until service time.  Contributions in memory of Dema may be made to Missouri Baptist Children’s Home or Ronald McDonald House, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, Missouri  64850.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO. Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.