Virginia May Slutts,

Written by John Kuhens on July 2, 2016

Virginia May Slutts, 94, of Muscatine, formerly of Eldon and Douds passed away Friday July 1, 2016 at Pearl Valley Care Center in Muscatine surrounded by her family.  She was born January 7, 1922 to John and Rosa Bishop Manley at home in Columbus Junction.  She married Robert Glenn Slutts on December 23, 1937 in Ottumwa.  They were married 60 years until his passing in 1998.

Virginia raised four sons and was very proud to be the ultimate winner of their hottest sauce contest. In addition to her 4 sons, Virginia influenced hundreds of bonus sons through Boy Scouts of America as a leader and den mother of troop #22, Eldon. She had a heart for service.

For over 50 years she worked as a waitress at Jones Cafe in Eldon.  She loved Elvis Presley, doing the twist and roller skating forward backward and sideways. Games of penny poker and her famous pea salad are remembered for at least 3 generations.

She is survived by her three sons; Robert Slutts (Lois) of Muscatine, John Slutts (Wilma) of Mediapolis and Gary Slutts (Vera) of Rantoul, IL, 12 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 39 great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by, a son James Slutts, daughter-in-law, Virginia, and an infant grandson Glenn Slutts.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday July 7, 2016 at Eldon Assembly of God Church with Pastor John Cooper officiating.  Visitation with family present 10-11 A.M. prior to the service at the church.  Cremation will follow the service with private burial of cremains in Eldon Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials to Eldon Assembly of God Church may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 401 Colorado Street, Apt. 205, Muscatine, IA 52761.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds is handling the arrangements.