Nancy M. Slaughter, 74, medical editor

August 11, 2005

Nancy M. Slaughter, a retired medical editor and former Rodgers Forge resident, died of emphysema Aug. 4 at a hospital in Wilmington, Del. She was 74.

Nancy Murray was born and raised in Wilmington, and attended Goldey-Beacom College and the University of Delaware.

In 1971, Mrs. Slaughter took a position at Williams & Wilkins and Waverly Press as a copy editor. She was director of journal management at her 1991 retirement.

Mrs. Slaughter was a former director of volunteers for the Junior League and member of the Women's Board of Children's Hospital. She returned to Wilmington six years ago,

She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed cooking and entertaining. She also was a bird watcher and liked visiting a family farm in Germania, Pa.

She was married for 17 years to Richard Franklin Slaughter III, a real estate broker with W.H.C. Wilson & Co. who died in 1974.

Services were held yesterday.

Surviving are three sons, Richard Franklin Slaughter IV of Annapolis, David Murray Slaughter of Hunt Valley and William Grier Slaughter of Phoenix, Baltimore County; two brothers, William G. Murray of Newark, Del., and Reynolds Murray of Ocean View, Del.; a sister, Adeline Murray of Wilmington; and six grandchildren.

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