Delma "Manga" Slama, of Greenleaf, KS, died Sunday, Nov. 30, at Memorial Hospital in Abilene. Her funeral was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3,, 2008, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenleaf. Pastor Jeremy Vore officiated. Winifred Elmborg played the organ while the congregational sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Amazing Grace”. Pallbearers were Pat McGatlin, Tony McGatlin, Wayne Bolejack, Garold Bolejack, Marvin Bolejack and Rodney Bolejack. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Edgar, Michael McGatlin, and her four grandchildren, Ryan Bennett, Nick Anderson, Hanna Anderson and Spencer Anderson. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery, north of Greenleaf. Delma was born October 14, 1920 in rural Barnes to Charles and Letha (Burke) Bolejack and was raised on the family farm. On May 7, 1944 she married Albert W. Slama. They lived and farmed 5 ½ miles east of Washington on Hwy 36. Delma helped with the farming, worked at the Washington Sale Barn Cafe and worked at the Kansas Colonial Gift Shop. In the late 70's she moved into Greenleaf where she worked at the grocery store. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, watching Wheel of Fortune, crocheting, sewing and raising a garden. In May of 2008 she moved to Abilene to be closer to her family. Delma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert, in 1968; and two brothers, Neil and Lester. Survivors include two daughters, Jan Anderson and husband John of Abilene, KS, and Lynette Fulmer and husband Mark of Houston, TX; and four grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington, KS.
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