Priscilla Slawson

Emporia State


1977 - 1999


After retiring from OHS for one year, began teaching at Louisburg High School. She and another teacher shared one teaching position - alternating each 9 weeks. She is now retired and lives in rural Paola, Kansas.


SEPTEMBER 16, 1941 - MAY 12, 2016

Priscilla Ann Slawson, 74, formerly of Paola, Kan., passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Spring Hill, Kan.

She was born Sept. 16, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo. She was the only child of Lester C. Allen and Clara Womboldt Allen. She grew up in Kansas City, Mo., and Roeland Park, Kan.

She graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1959. She attended Emporia State University where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Social Sorority. She obtained a B.A. degree in Business Education in 1963.

Priscilla was a consummate people person. She had the gift of engaging those of every age and every circumstance. With a genuine interest and quick wit, she could established an immediate rapport which in many cases was ongoing. Her home was the site of perpetual social activity and entertaining. Friends and relatives benefited as well her children, grandchildren and their friends.

She was an excellent cook and derived great satisfaction from creating an environment for others to have a good time. She had an unfailing sense of humor and loved stories and jokes. Her areas of interest and enjoyment were many. She loved the birds and wildlife around her home. She planted flowers and was an excellent still life painter. She enjoyed reading and playing bridge. All types of traveling and watching a sunset on the Florida Gulf Coast were among her favorite activities. She was passionate about following her children's and grandchildren's athletics and sporting events.

Priscilla taught business classes in high school for 36 years. The list of schools include Caldwell, Reading, Shawnee Mission, Kansas City and Louisburg. Most notable though are her 27 years at Osawatomie, Kan. The classes were entitled things like business principles and accounting. The true lessons however, were self-esteem, self- confidence and positive self- image. Sometimes expectations were high but always tempered by humor and concern.

Priscilla is survived by Douglas, husband of 52 years; son, Mark Slawson (Beth) of Paola; daughter, Ann Williams (Joe) of Shawnee, Kan; granddaughter, Kelsey Slawson; and grandson, Alexander Slawson of Paola.

There will be a private family service with burial next to her parents at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan. All are invited to celebrate Priscilla's legacy at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Paola Country Club, 29651 Old Kansas City Road, Paola, KS 66071. Memorial contributions in memory of Priscilla may be made to the Osawatomie High School Student Council Scholarship, 1200 Trojan Drive, Osawatomie, KS 66064, or in care of the Johnson County Funeral Chapel.


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