Nora L. Slusher died on August 30, 2011 in Forsyth, Missouri. She was laid to rest next to her beloved late husband, Roy, in McCook, Nebraska. Mr. Slusher passed away in 1987.
Nora was born on October 14, 1915 in Danbury, Nebraska and raised on a farm. As a young woman Nora moved to Denver, CO to attend Business College, where she, along with others, accepted a ride to work with a young Denver businessman, Roy Slusher. That period was the beginning of a "storybook romance" in which no words of affection were spoken, yet each knew the heart of the other.
It was well known by Nora's friends that her 21 years of marriage to Roy was the happiest time of her life. A devout Christian, she kept a kind, generous and loving heart to the very end putting the needs of the less fortunate ahead of her own.
Mrs. Slusher chaired the Foundation board from its inception to the date of her death. Her thoughtful and courageous leadership encouraged the board to address many of the urgent social needs of the community. She was actively involved in overseeing the distribution of nearly $5 million to non-profit, tax-exempt organizations in Taney and Stone Counties in Missouri.
Since its inception, the Slusher Foundation has distributed nearly $5 million, primarily to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations in Taney and Stone Counties, Missouri.
Generously created by Roy and Nora Slusher, the Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications at any time. However, grant applications are reviewed on a semi-annual basis, and application deadlines are March 1 and August 1 of each year.