Ruth Slaughter, age 66, of Burnside, passed from this life on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.

She was born September 8, 1951 daughter to the late Willie Young and Angeline Spradlin Young in Danese, West Virginia. Ruth was a LPN. She attended Greenwood Baptist Church. Ruth obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business from Somerset Community College and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Somerset Community College. She loved spending time with family and friends. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

Besides her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her husband; Robert Bob Slaughter, two brothers; James Young and Floyd Young, two sisters; Nadine Jones and Rosie Lewis, and 10 half-brothers and half-sisters.

Ruth is survived by her sons; Rodney Abbott (Gina Brumley) of Science Hill and James Abbott of Burnside, step-daughter; Andrea (Jeff) Hammond, brothers; Robert Young of Burnside and Joe (Bernice) Young of Burnside, sisters; Dorothy Young of Burnside and Marty (Vic) Aloisio of Cincinnati, Ohio, grandchildren; Kris Abbott, Nick Blevins, Aaron Abbott, Gracie Brumley, Beverly Abbott, Cierra Purcell, Makenzie Abbott, Eric Dalton, and Adriana Warman, 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 after 6:00 o’clock pm in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1:00 o’clock pm in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Cooper Creek Cemetery in Greenwood, Kentucky.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ms. Ruth Slaughter.