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Alta L. Slusser Dec. 21, 1930 - Feb. 2, 2019

Alta L. Slusser, age 88, a resident, of Portland passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at IU Health Jay Hospital. She was a housewife and enjoyed playing shuffleboard. She was a member of the Bellfountain United Methodist Church and active in the ladies aid of the church.

Alta was born Dec. 21, 1930 in Jay County, the daughter of Russell and Mabel (Cantrall) Sockrider. She was married on March 6, 1948 to John E. Slusser and he passed away Jan. 15, 1996.

Survivors include:

Son- Michael Slusser (wife-Marshia), rural Portland

Daughter- Linda Arnold, Marion

Foster sister: Mary Lu Premer (husband Philip) – Pennville

Three grandchildren, a great-grandson, three great-step-grandchildren and four great-great-step-grandchildren

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Gordon Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery northeast of Portland.

Memorials may be directed to Bellfountain United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.williamsonspencer.com