In Memory of




Obituary for Lois Y. Slater


Lois Yvonne Slater (Gardner), age 85 of Middleville went to be with her Lord on April 30, 2023. Lois was born in Grand Rapids to George and Elga (Kent) Gardner. Lois was a graduate of White Cloud School. She will be remembered by her surviving children: Brenda Slater, Richard (Tonya) Slater; son-in-law, Michael Chaffee; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; siblings: Donna VanGessel, Alice Owen; several nieces, nephews, and friends. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Slater; daughters: Deborah Sherman, Diane Chaffee; grandson, Mikey Chaffee; grandson-in-law, Brian Thomas; and many other family members. Lois will be remembered by all as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. She was a dedicated employee of Kmart in Kentwood and Hastings for many years before retiring in 1996. In her younger years, Lois sold Tupperware and Avon. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Middleville. In her free time, Lois enjoyed crocheting and knitting; and made many different cherished pieces for family and friends. Lois also was a diehard Detroit Tigers fan and looked forward to traveling to Zephyrhills, Florida where she wintered for the past 11 years. Ms. Slater’s family will receive friends on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM where her memorial service will take place at 1:00 PM. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Middleville. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence message for the family