Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

January 5, 2014

Alice A. (Pletcher) Slusher

Oct. 23, 1926-Jan. 4, 2014

GOSHEN — Alice A. (Pletcher) Slusher, 87, formerly of Dunlap, died Saturday at 3:35 p.m. at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

Alice had lived at Greencroft Goshen since 2007.

She was born on Oct. 23, 1926 in Union, Mich. to Grace (Sanderson) and Ben Burema.

She married Glen Pletcher in April of 1945. He died in September of 1978.

She then married Billy Slusher in April of 1990. He died in January of 2011.

Alice is survived by her two sons; Richard (Sharli) Pletcher, of Elkhart and William Pletcher of Goshen;a sister, Nantje Bellows of Union, Mich.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands and a brother, Don Burema.

Mrs. Slusher worked at the Kmart in Dunlap for 22 years.

There will be no visitation and no service. She will be buried in Olive (East) Cemetery with a graveside service at a later date.

Online condolences to www.rrefh.com.

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