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Oct. 4, 1929-Aug. 31, 2017
Birdie Dean Slaughter, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, was born on Oct. 4, 1929, to Benjamin Franklin and Bessie Gertrude Cross, in Columbia, Missouri. Birdie entered into eternal rest on Aug. 31, 2017. She was 87.
Birdie attended Douglas High School in Columbia. She was a long-time resident of Kansas City, where she did factory work in the garment district. She spent the latter years of her life as a resident of Blue River Rehabilitation Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Edith Lawrence, Bernice Cross Peach, and Joyce Davis; and her brother, Robert Benjamin Cross, Sr.
Gone from this life but not forgotten, Birdie leaves to cherish her memory a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, loved ones and friends, and the staff of Blue River Rehabilitation Center.