Jeanne Kathleen Slack, 73, of Columbus, passed at Riverside Methodist Hospital Thursday, April 21, 2022 after attempts of resuscitation. Her family was by her side at the pronouncement of her passing. She was born December 27, 1948 in Piqua to the late Robert E. and Ruby (Oliver) Adlard. She married Robert A. Slack May 13, 1972; a union that would span 49 years, and he survives
Other survivors include two sons Benjamin Robert (Ashley) Slack, Alexander Joseph Slack all of Columbus; and a brother, Dr. John M. Adlard, Schererville, Indiana. She was preceded in death by parents-in-law Maynard G. and Elinor (Kring) Slack (Dayton, Ohio); and a son Johnathan Oliver Slack (March 10, 1988).
Jeanne was a 1967 graduate of Piqua Central High School, a 1971 graduate of Ohio State University's College of Education and returned to OSU to obtain her Masters Degree in Counseling in 1980. Her career began with teaching fifth grade (a hormonal challenge of itself) at Hayes Elementary in the Piqua City School system, and later at Delaware vocational school in Delaware, Ohio. She was proud of and maintained her counseling license throughout her life. She was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority, Northwest United Methodist Church, a Stephens’s Ministry counselor, member at the Scioto Country Club and the Athletic Club of Columbus.
She was a great mother and wife with a deep rooted faith. She was known by everyone as a deeply kind, caring and thoughtful person. After receiving a kidney from her son (Alex) in 2014, Jeanne has had many physical illnesses due to her deficient immune system. She struggled daily with Covid fears and with her general health. We are thankful for the many doctors who took her calls on a daily basis for their support and understanding. For those who know her, we can take comfort in knowing she will be received with open arms in Heaven above.
A private service to honor her life will be held at Fletcher Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being provided to the family through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Family and friends are welcome to join in a celebration of Jeanne’s life from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022 at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43221. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to: Northwest United Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43220; The Ohio State University Foundation, P.O. Box 710811 Columbus, Ohio 43271-0811, Attn: OSU Kidney Transplant Program Fund# 315696; or Piqua Education Foundation, P.O. Box 201, Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
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Piqua Education Foundation
P.O. Box 201, Piqua OH 45356
The Ohio State University Foundation
Attn: OSU Kidney Transplant Program Fund# 315696 P.O. Box 710811, Columbus OH 43271-0811
Northwest United Methodist Church
5200 Riverside Dr., Columbus OH 43220