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Nora Slaight

Nora Christine Slaight, 84, passed away March 25, 2011, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Nora was a longtime resident of Cedar Springs, Michigan before moving to Florida after retirement. Nora was born March 2, 1927 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Carl and Zoa Jensen. Upon graduating from Kelloggsville High School, she entered Butterworth School of Nursing and became a registered nurse, a proud profession she enjoyed working in until her retirement. For many years she worked for Dr. Teusink in the Cedar Springs area where she lived with her beloved husband Richard “Dick” Slaight and their three children. Nora was a very active member of the community and was well known for her involvement in the Cedar Springs Community Players where she acted in many productions and wrote an original stage play about the community called “Red Flannel Revival.” She also participated in the local political scene, serving on the City Council for many years and was a member of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club. After moving to Fort Walton Beach, Nora enjoyed a busy lifestyle. She assisted with elections, became an active member of the local United Methodist Church, and was a regular volunteer at Longwood School where she would read stories to the school children. Nora is survived by her daughter, Kathy Brennan of Shalimar, Florida; sons, Craig Slaight of San Francisco, California and Brad Slaight of Los Angeles, California; granddaughter, Stacy Brennan; great grandson, Caiden Brennan; and her sister, Mary Ellen (Ray) Spyker;  many nieces and nephews. Nora was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years who died in 1986. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www.blisswitterspike.com The funeral service will be held Saturday 11:00 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Pastor Herb VanderBilt officiaiting. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Cedar Springs. Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www.blisswitterspike.com

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