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Nancy Anne Spangler Slusher

March 10, 1935 — September 3, 2023

Nancy Anne Spangler Slusher born March 10, 1935 (88) passed quietly at her daughter’s home
in Forest, Virginia on September 3,2023. Her life partner of 60 years was Dr. Ralph C Slusher
who passed before her in 2012. She had a fulfilling life.
At age 18 she was awarded the title of Miss Farmerette in Christiansburg, VA. From there she
began an enduring life with her husband, Ralph. She had many accomplishments and was an
avid leader with many organizations in the town of Altavista where she and Ralph resided for
the 60 years of their married life. Many clubs were joined Women’s Civic League, President of
Staunton River Garden Club, a Flower Show Judge for many years for the surrounding area of
Altavista. She was very much part of her husband’s medical practice as Office Manager and
helping him during Desert Storm with Army wives and families at Walter Reid Hospital while her
husband ran the hospital. She also held many college degrees. A Bachler of Arts in Art which
became a passion. She painted many paintings. She earned two masters, Business
Administration and Adult Education. She became quite successful as a property manager and
owner of several apartments and single-family homes. She and Ralph loved traveling. They
ventured to Europe with many cruises and saw many countries. They were also able to explore
every state in the United States.
She was the eldest child in her family and the only survivor. Her parents were Kenneth Ward
Spangler, Sr and Arroy Sue Spangler. She had two brothers, Kenneth Ward Spangler, Jr. and
David Brent Spangler. Her brothers gave her nieces and nephews; Darlene Motter (Neil),
Kenneth Spangler III ( Sharon ), Theresa Addison (David), Tony Spangler (Kim), Tanya Rojewski
(Ron).
She and Ralph had three children, Ralph Mark Slusher, Ph.D(Carla), Misty Jill Hostetter,
MAED(Dean) and Ralph Kendall Slusher, DDS (deceased). Ten grandchildren, Melissa Rickmon
(Jesse), Sarah Gibson (Ryan), Jason Slusher (Jessica), John M Gallagher, Misty Meredith
Nibecker, Andrew L Nibecker (Sabrina). Two step grandsons, Matthew D Hostetter, Jr and Travis
Hostetter. Many great-grandchildren, Garrison, Elayna, Peyton, Claire, Reece, Bailey, Addison,
Colton, MaKayla, Ryliegh, Breanne, Harper, Jayden, Cora, Cyanna, Zachery, Levi, and Hadley.
There have been people over the last 8 and a half years we would like to thank. They have
helped to take care of our mom. First and foremost, Darlene and Neil Motter (her niece and
husband) have helped a great deal with her care. A huge appreciation to Brittany Locke, Centra
Hospice and Vicky Booth, Caregiver!
Horne Funeral Home in Christiansburg, Virginia will be handling services. She will be laid to rest
with her husband and youngest son, Ralph Kendall Slusher in the mausoleum at Roselawn
Memorial Gardens in Christiansburg, Virginia on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Wounded Warriors Project in appreciation of the service for our dad and mom.
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