Mary J. Slater, 83, passed away Friday a ernoon, March 11, in Granbury. Graveside services were held at ursday, March 17 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Mary Jo was born July 9, 1932, in Leesburg to Chester and Ometa Minnshaw Hanson. On April 9, 1949 she married Cli on O. Rushing; he preceded her in death. On Dec. 1, 1982 she married Bill Slater, who also preceded her in death. She worked many years in Fort Worth, and later Granbury, as an account manager and clerk in commercial insurance. A er retiring, she spent many years caring for homeless animals and traveling. Survivors include daughters, Beverly Reese and her husband David Andra of Norman, Okla, and Melody Yadon of Granbury; niece, Janet Belcher of Garland; grandchildren, Elizabeth Farrar and her husband Abraham of Moore, Okla; Clayton Yadon and his wife Megan of Glen Rose; nephew James Belcher; and great-grandchildren Keegan Farrar and Maddie Courtney Yadon.