Beverly E. Slaby, 90, of Stanley, formerly of Gilman, died Tuesday, April
30, 2019 at the Homeplace-Stanley under the care of St. Joseph’s
Hospice. She was born on August 27, 1928 in Stanley the daughter of the
late Lorum and Violet (Sweet) Truax. She grew up in the Hannibal area
and later raised her five daughters on her own. Beverly was a waitress for
the Gilman Bar Café, worked at Drangle’s Cheese factory and was a CNA
for 14 years. She enjoyed reading, cross word puzzles, traveling and
loved spending time with family.

She is survived by her daughters, Sue Purkapile of Gilman and Ellen
Ingles of Kootenai, ID and Nancy (Jeff) Burtard of Post Falls, ID, 8
Grandchildren, 14 great Grandchildren and 2 great great Grandchildren.
Beverly is preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Karen
Phelps and Linda Cole, her brother Ken Truax, two sisters, Marian
Hubbard and Betty Morris and a son in law, Ray Purkapile.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30AM at the Hannibal Cemetery on
Saturday, May 11, 2019. Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the