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Karen Sue Slack

Karen Sue Slack, 57, of Portsmouth passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at her home.  She was born August 1, 1966 to the late Perry Ray and Francis Jane (Neal) Munnion in Portsmouth.  Karen is a 1984 graduate of Portsmouth East High School.  She loved boating, camping and taking vacations with her family.  She especially loved spending time outdoors with her grandchildren.

Karen is survived by her husband of 39 years, Scott Slack of Portsmouth; two daughters, Vanessa Slack and husband Shane Thomas of Portsmouth, Kristin Slack of New Boston; a brother, Dwayne “Bub” Woodrow and wife Stephanie of Franklin Furnace; seven grandchildren, Tiana, Tanya, Alanna, Maddilynn, Danelle, Bradlee, and Shane.  Karen was also preceded in death by a daughter, Katheryn Slack; a brother, Perry Ray Woodrow; a sister Barbara Pierce; a nephew, Joseph Pierce, and a niece, Samantha Pierce.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2023 at D.W. SWICK FUNERAL HOME in New Boston with Pastor Buck Musick officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Online condolences may be left at


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