Tammy’s life began on January 2, 1958 in El Dorado. She is the daughter of Harry R. and Emily L. (Starks) Slifer. Tammy enjoyed cooking with her mother, crafts, her dogs and cats, children, attending church and singing hymns, traveling with family, fishing and hunting. She also enjoyed being with her family and her Flinthills Services friends. Her loving family includes her sisters Bonnie (Gary) Burkhart of Ulysses and Mary Graves of El Dorado; nieces and nephews Darren (Lisa) Burkhart, Dustin Burkhart, Cory (Kourtney) Burkhart, Dan E. (Rebecca) Graves II, and Kensera Graves; great nieces and nephews Noah and Evan Burkhart, Sadie, Sophia and Sarah Burkhart, Medaris, Kerigan and Lainie Burkhart, Danny Graves III, Amanda Fielder, Scott Winter and Kenneth Graves; great great nieces and nephews Karter, Kendall, Kymbre, Chandler, Braxton, Braylen, and Bryson, one aunt Anna Marie Green, and many cousins. Tammy passed away at home on April 18, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents. Her family will gather with friends on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home where her funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. led by Chaplain Tal Titsworth. Tammy will be laid to rest in Highland Cemetery, Marion, KS, following the service. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to The Nature Conservancy or to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital. Please sign Tammy’s online guestbook and leave a memory at .