Barbara J. Slater (nee Pritchard), 66, of Granite City passed away on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.
She was born on Nov. 14, 1947, in Granite City.
Barbara was a longtime cashier at the Granite City Shop N’ Save and enjoyed supporting the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues. She was a member of T.O.P.S. (Taking off Pounds Sensibly) and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by and will be missed by her husband, Robert C. Slater III; her mother, Virginia (Ryckman) Pritchard of Granite City; her children, Robert C. and (Sarah) Slater of Granite City, Robyn Slater and (Erin Cooney) of Chicago, and Kirk Schade of Granite City; and brothers, Robert Pritchard, Johnny Pritchard, and Terry Pritchard.
Barbara was preceded in death by her dad, Robert L. Pritchard; and her sisters, Nancy Harshany and Joan Pritchard.
In celebration of her life, a memorial gathering will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, with Pastor Clint Wisdom officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.