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Ernestine Sluck, of Texarkana,Texas, passed away Sunday morning, March 5, 2017 at her home. She was born Mary Ernestine Wyninegar on May 16,1925 in Naples, Texas, graduating from Naples High School. She was a loving and dedicated mother, and continued in that role once she began working in 1964 and, eventually retiring from Red River Army Depot's Procurement office.

She is preceded in death by her husband Retired Master Sgt. USAF, Steve Sluck, Sr., her father, Ernest Wyninegar of Naples, Texas, her mother Annie Lee Welsh Wyninegar, three sisters, Bernice, Anne, and Daline Ford, former RN and nursing instructor at Texarkana College, her older brother, CMSgt. USAF Noble Clifton Wyninegar, of San Antonio, Texas, his beloved wife, Marjorie, as well as, their daughter, Lynda Dee Wyninegar. She is preceded in death, also, by Ignatz and Julia Sluck of Taylor, Pennsylvania (her father and mother-in-law), numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.
Survivors include her son, Steve and daughter-in-law, Karla Sluck of Westlake Village, CA; granddaughter, Madison Sluck, attending Colorado State University; nephew Noble Wyninegar and his wife Catherine of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and loyal, and devoted niece Laura Lee Wyninegar of San Antonio, TX and other sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be at 10am Friday, March 10, 2017 at Hillcrest Memorial Park, followed by a celebration of her life at 11:15am Friday at the Cornerstone Retirement Community Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane.

Authentic, self-effacing, giving, and grateful for her immediate family, as well as, her relatives from Naples and Cass County, and her husband's family of North East Pennsylvania., she was truly loved by those that came into contact with her. Her passion was keeping a home that was the source of tremendous pride and beauty. She found spiritual strength by attending First Baptist Church of Texarkana, then, later, Downtown First Baptist Church. She was a dedicated Republican, working diligently with her husband and other Bowie County Republicans during several campaigns, including those of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and Texas Governor Bill Clements. She volunteered as a Texas High Band Booster, during games at Grim Stadium, volunteered at Texarkana Regional Arts Council and was tremendously proud of Texas A&M University, and, especially The Fighting Texas Aggie Band. She was dedicated during the times of poor health to her father, her mother, her sister, then, eventually, her husband. Taking numerous trips to California, to be with her family, she especially enjoyed, being with her granddaughter, Madison, who she loved, and was enormously proud of
Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to Downtown First Baptist Church of Texarkana, Flat Creek Cemetery Society, St. George's Orthodox Church, Taylor, Pennsylvania, or St. Seraphim Cathedral, Dallas, Texas.

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