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Lena Christine (Redburn) Sloan was born August 21, 1930 near Koshkonong, Missouri to Lee and Iris Redburn and passed away June 24, 2022 at the age of 91.

She was married July 16, 1949 to Norman Leslie Sloan and to that union was born three children, Norman Lee and twins, Opal Darlene and Opal Arlene.

She was survived by one daughter, Opal Arlene and husband Mike of Raymore, Missouri; three grandchildren, Michael Leslie Ruff and wife Jamie of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Christie (Ruff( Glaze and husband Steve, Lee’s Summit; Leslie (Crews) Weyland and husband Daniel Weyland, Alton, Missouri; eight great grandchildren, Derek Ruff and wife Lauran of Kansas City, Kansas; Brittany Ruff of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Jasmine Glaze of Lawrence, Kansas; Lily Glaze and Violet Glaze, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Dillon Weyland, Peyton Weyland and Madison Weyland of Alton, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Leslie Sloan; parents, Lee and Iris (Duncan) Redburn; son, Norman Lee Sloan; daughter, Opal Darlene (Crews) Sloan; son-in-law, Grover Dale Crews, and grandson, Justin Matthew Crews.

Lena Christine Sloan was known as “Christine”. Christine and Norman lived and worked on the farm near Rover, Missouri as they raised three children. Later in life she worked at the shoe factory in West Plains, Missouri for ten years until it closed. Norman had a battle with cancer at the age of 55, so they decided to sell the farm near Rover and move to West Plains, Missouri. Christine loved living in West Plains, taking care of her flowers, visiting with their wonderful neighbors and walking in the neighborhood. They lived there for about thirty years and took many wonderful trips with friends and family. Christine’s health began to decline in 2015. At that time, Arlene and Darlene decided Christine and Norman should again move to the farm next door to their daughter, Darlene Crews and her husband Grover, so they could help them when health problems worsened. They also lived very close to her granddaughter Leslie (Crews) and Daniel Weyland and their family. They attended Alton Freewill Baptist Church until health issues made it difficult for Christine to get in and out of their home and to church. Norman’s cancer returned in 2021. In September of 2021 they moved to Shepherd’s View Assisted Living Facility in Alton, Missouri. Norman passed away at Shepherd’s View in November 20, 2021 and Christine followed him in death on June 24, 2022 at Ozark Healthcare Hospital. Moving back to the farm and being close to Darlene, Leslie and her grandkids and Arlene regularly visiting and helping her was a blessing for the last few years of her life. She will be greatly missed but we have confidence that we will see her again.

Visitation will be held for Lena Christine Sloan at 10:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

Funeral services for Lena Christine Sloan will be held Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri.

Burial will be in Koshkonong Cemetery, Koshkonong, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Paula England
    June 27, 2022 @ 8:18 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

  2. Amber Redburn
    June 28, 2022 @ 11:28 am

    The Sloan Families,

    Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you on the passing of Christine. After we married and moved into the Wayhaven Neighborhood we got acquainted with Norman and Christine enjoying their friendship and being their neighbors down on the corner of Ridgewood and Wayhaven. When they moved we missed seeing them in the yard or out on the front porch. During this difficult time we will be keeping all of you in our daily prayers/thoughts. May God comfort, encourage, strengthen, and give each of you peace. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Tim, Amber, and Corby Redburn

  3. Virginia Howell
    July 1, 2022 @ 3:22 pm

    Just found out about your loss. So very sorry for your family.