Kathleen Louise “Kathy” Slocum, age 72 of Elkhart passed away at Elkhart General Hospital on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Kathy was born September 2, 1948 in Mishawaka, Indiana to the late Rock and Frieda (Durbin) McManus. On April 11, 1967 she married Thomas E. Slocum in South Bend, Indiana. They recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.
Her husband Tom Slocum Sr. survives, along with their son Tom (Laura) Slocum Jr. of Elkhart. She is also survived by her grandchildren Josh Slocum and his fiancée Kozi Staub and Jeffery Slocum and his fiancée Taylor Hanner, both of Elkhart. Surviving as well are her great grandchildren J.J. Staub and Jalyn Slocum, and her siblings Mike (Becky) McManus and Roxanne (Lester) Nusbaum, both of North Carolina.
There will be no services for Kathy at this time. The family asks that you honor her in your own special way. Cruz Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Osceola has been entrusted with her care.
Kathy was employed by Wal-Mart in Elkhart for over 22 years as a cashier. Through her time with Wal-Mart, Kathy made many friends. She enjoyed sewing and in order to raise money for charity, she would wear her homemade clown costume and sell cotton candy to help benefit Riley’s Hospital for Children.
In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking and baking sweets with her great-granddaughter and sewing clothes for her grandkids. She was also very active in 4H with her grandchildren and was an annual member of the Pottawatomi Zoo.
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