December 20, 2014


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Max S. Slocum, 96, of Memphis, passed away Tuesday, December 16th at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Memphis.

Registry hours with viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 17th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis. Private family services with Pastor Larry Smith will be held at a later time. Per his wishes, he will be cremated with inurnment in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Greensburg, MO.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Northeast Missouri and may be left at or mailed to Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.

Survivors include his daughter, Marilyn and husband Jim Paris of Memphis; two sons, Mark and wife Terrie of Lee’s Summit, MO and Mike and wife Gerrie of Ft. Madison, IA; grandchildren, Lisa Rogers and husband Lance of O’Fallon, MO, Jeff Tague of Queen City, MO, Carley and husband Adam Correa of Lee’s Summit, MO Kelly and husband Johnathan Deen of Ft. Madison, IA, Matthew Slocum of Lee’s Summit, MO, and Jessica and husband Seth Erxleben of Stronghurst, IL; 12 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and one sister, Irene Hammond of Keosauqua, IA.

Condolences to the family of Max Slocum may be sent by signing the online guestbook at

Arrangements are being handled by Gerth Funeral Service of Memphis.