Clarence Slaten

Jerseyville | Tuesday, March 8 2022 |

Clarence William “Bill” Slaten, 75, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehab Center. 

Born July 23, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of Clarence P. and Ruth A. Slaten. They preceded him in death, as well as a sister, Patsy Volkats. 

He is survived by his wife Pat (Essary) Slaten as well as a niece, Erline Leadey. He and Pat were married on Dec. 10, 1996, in Las Vegas, NV. 

Bill was the owner and operator of Mound City Shows carnival. The Past President of the Showman’s Club in St. Louis, Bill was in the carnival business for over 50 years. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion. 

Bill will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 15 at Paynic Home for Funerals from 11 a.m. until services begin at 12 p.m. 

Burial will follow at Valhalla Cemetery in St. Louis. 

An online guestbook is available at

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