Patsy Ruth Statler, 88, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill.

She was born December 27, 1928, in Scott County, daughter of David “Guy” Slinkard and Ollie Lillian McClain Slinkard. She and Merlin V. “Pete” Statler were married on August 8, 1953. He passed away on March 1, 2016.

Patsy was a 1945 graduate of Delta High School. She continued her education at the former Cape Business College. Before going to work as an accountant in Cape Girardeau she worked for the former Jackson Hosiery Mill and Rhodes Oil Company. While she enjoyed working outside the home she will be most remembered as a loving mother to her two sons.

Loving survivors include one son Steven (Jeanie) Statler of Jackson; and two grandchildren Jason Statler of St. Louis and Cherish (Ryan) Brott of Jackson; three great grandchildren Aaron Statler, Tyler and Dylan Brott; and two sisters, Jane Klaus of Jackson and Novella Howell of Chaffee. Also surviving are many loved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband of 62 years she was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Statler in 1981, also five brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM to service time at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Funeral will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Janet Hopkins officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Shriners Hospital.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. There is a special place in heaven for Pat…right along side Pete and Kevin as they are reunited, I’m sure all the Angel’s in heavin are singing. We will see them again one day, God bless you all.

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