Shirley Carolyn Roberts Sloas
Shirley Carolyn Roberts Sloas, 89, of Kenova, W.Va., formerly of Franklin Furnace, Ohio and Catlettsburg, Ky., went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Leonard Sloas Jr.;, parents, John and Cora Roberts; and daughter Pamela Sloas Maynard. Also preceding in death are brothers, Ked Roberts (Allene), John Roberts (Irene), Bryan Roberts (Jo Ann), Harry Roberts, Franklin Roberts, and sisters, Violet Williams (George), Marie Meade (Eddy Clay), Jackie Tucker (Harvey) and Nell Barnette.
Shirley was been a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church for nearly 70 years where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. She was an avid quilter and won many awards, a member of Greenup County Quilt Guild, and Firehouse Quilters in Franklin Furnace. She was a 1947 graduate of Boyd County High School. Shirley was a mother and homemaker, worked as a telephone operator and with the wives program at Ashland Oil.
She is survived by daughters, Debbie Vicini (Danny Shannon) and Tracey Harr (Kevin) and son in law, Tim Maynard. Also surviving are grandchildren, Allison (Patrick) Martin, Ryan Vicini, David (Logan) Maynard, Lindsey (James) Hagewood; step-grandchildren, Brandon (Cassi) Harr, Kristen (Zachary) Skrei, and great grandchildren, McCail Maynard, Stevie Hagewood and Jamie Hagewood; sisters-in-law, Betty Roberts, Virginia Roberts; brother-in-law, Paul Bennett; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service for Mrs. Sloas will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Oakland Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Blankenship officiating. Final resting place in Junior Furnace Cemetery, Franklin Furnace, Ohio. Visiting hours are 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 3265 Oakland Ave., Catlettsburg, KY or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Neal-Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg is assisting the Sloas Family with arrangements.
Condolences may be left at kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 21, 2020

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Mrs. Ramona Collins Scaggs
Jan 25, 2020
Shirley was truly blessed by GOD to have had a host of loving family members and friends. I was blessed to be one of her many friends. When I think of her, I will picture her first as a beautiful teenager ...then a caring “home-room” mother to her daughter, Debbie. She was an encouragement to me as Debbie’s first grade teacher when I was only 20 years old. I have carried those memories with me for 60 years. Fondly, Mrs. Ramona Collins Scaggs
Teri Barker McKinney
Jan 23, 2020
Debbie...your Mother was such a lovely ,Christian woman. I have many wonderful memories of time spent with you, your Mother &Dad; & Pam. Tracey was too young to remember me. May God Bless you all with His Love &Peace;.
The Susa and Kunzler Families
Jan 22, 2020
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Nancy Litteral
Jan 22, 2020
Shirley was one of the best supporters and friend a teacher could ever have. I loved her dearly. I will treasure her smile and friendship always.