Shannon Kay Slaughter

Shannon Kay Slaughter, 49, of Greenfield, passed away on Feb. 2, 2012, in Tucson, Arizona, after a two year battle with cancer. Shannon was born on Sept. 20, 1962, in Greenfield to Phil and Charlotte (Hudson) Slaughter.

She graduated in 1981 from Greenfield-Central High School, where she enjoyed playing trumpet in the band. She was employed 19 years by Indiana Knitwear. She worked briefly for Fisk Landscaping, Tuttle’s Orchard, and Assured Roofing and Building LLC. For the past 7 years, she worked in the collection area for Goodwill Industries where she was proud of the times she was honored as Employee of the Month and as a five year employee.

Shannon loved watching television and the movies. Before there was Google, friends would call Shannon with their movie trivia questions. One of her greatest thrills came while she was in remission two years ago. Shannon went to Cleveland to see the house where A Christmas Story was filmed. While there, she met the actor who played the kid brother “Randy” in the movie. She enjoyed watching NASCAR and football and loved to make family and friends laugh. Shannon attended Eden United Methodist Church where she had especially enjoyed the leadership of Don Bliss in the Pathfinder’s Sunday School class.

Surviving her are her parents, Phil and Charlotte Slaughter of Greenfield; a brother, Kevin (Jennifer) Slaughter of Fishers; a sister, Kathy (Dave) Cadarette of Reed City, MI; nephew, Paul Slaughter of Chicago; niece, Pamela Slaughter of Waco, TX; aunts and uncles, Jim and Barbara Shoufler of Fortville, Don and Sylvia Hudson of Greenfield, Juanita Slaughter of Charlottesville, and Susan Slaughter of St. Louis; and eight cousins. Shannon would also count all of her coworkers at Goodwill as family.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and uncle, Frank Slaughter.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. A Memorial Service will follow at 7 p.m. Rev. Jarmon Perkins will be officiating. Shannon would be honored if all those attending would wear blue jeans and casual clothes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goodwill Industries or to Eden United Methodist Church. Friends may sign the online guestbook at or email condolences to