Opal Nadine Slocum Obituary

October 07, 2013


HOYT – Opal Nadine Slocum, 81, of Hoyt, died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.

She was born November 7, 1931 at Hoyt, the daughter of Roland and Goldie Hunter Steward and graduated from Hoyt High School.

Opal was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. She had worked at various jobs, her first job was as a telephone operator in Topeka, and most recently she worked at Josten’s Printing in Topeka for 18 years.

She married Virgel Slocum on November 6, 1972 in Topeka. He survives, of the home.

Opal was preceded in death by a son, Randy Cahoon, who died in 2008, two brothers, Larry Steward and Ronnie Steward, and two sisters, Glenda Kay Snyder and Sandra Jo Steward.

Other survivors include three daughters, Kathy Knight, Hoyt, Virginia “Bobbie” Hopper (Tom), Horton, and Tina Pebley (Ted), Council Bluffs, IA; one brother, Denny Steward (Maryann), Topeka; seven grandchildren, Holland Ensle, Houston Cahoon, Lance Todd Schultz, Danette C. Henley, Shannon Hoepner, Brandi Hawkins and Troy Bell, and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m.Tuesday October 8th at the Hoyt Cemetery. Per Opal’s wishes the casket will remain closed. A register book will be available to sign from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Association, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 280, 66440. On-line condolences may be made at

(Courtesy of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hoyt, Kan.)