Mary Slaughter, age 88 of Bouton, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at her home in Bouton, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Perry. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 2-6 p.m. with family present from 4-6 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery at Des Moines, IA. Memorials will be given to First Christian Church and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be sent at

Mary Ann Slaughter was born on November 19, 1929 at Perry, IA to Edward Cleon and Bertha Marie (Fair) Houseman. She attended school in Des Moines at Willard Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Junior High and East High School. She was united in marriage to Arnold Slaughter at Des Moines, IA on October 27, 1951.

She worked at Iowa Fiber, Ben Franklin, M & E Cards all in Des Moines. After she retired she did demonstrations for Anderson Erickson Dairy and Hy-Vee.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Perry. She enjoyed crocheting and collecting porcelain dolls and growing flowers in her garden.

In death she rejoins her parents, Edward and Bertha Houseman and an infant brother William.

Left to cherish Mary’s memory are her husband Arnold, Bouton, IA, children, Bob Slaughter, Bouton, IA and Lorrie (Rod) Trogdon, Clive, IA, grandchildren, Jason (Paula) Slaughter, Indianola, IA, Christina (Justin) Boat, Clive, IA, Jessica (Jon) Mayfield, Ankeny, IA, Aaron Slaughter, St. Paul, MN, Bryan (Alicia) Trogdon, West Des Moines, IA and Travis Slaughter, Mahtomedi, MN, great grandchildren, Bailey, Taylor, Samantha, Makayla, Kaylee, Isaiah, Cheyenne, Gwennyth, Elizabeth, Kaylee S., Cadence, Brittany, Peyton, Carter and Adeline, God children, Lynda Meadows, Dana Meadows and Charlotte Meadows Ayers.