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Obituaries

Obituaries

Erma L. Saling 1919 - 2005 Ottawa

Services for Erma L. Saling, 86, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa.Mrs. Saling died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City, Mo.She was born June 10, 1919, in Iola, the daughter of William C. and Glessie Turner Creason. She graduated from Iola High School.Mrs. Saling entered nursing school in 1966 and was a private duty LPN for more than 20 years. She was a member of Tauy Baptist Church.She married Bill R. Saling on June 25, 1938, in rural Kansas City, Kan. He died Jan. 15, 1962.A son, William R. Saling Jr., a granddaughter and great-grandson also died earlier.Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Phillips, Independence, Mo., Susan Brightwell, Independence, Mo., and Connie Altic, Granville, Ill.; four brothers, Clifford, Raymond, Jim and Bob Creason; three sisters, Wilma Gregg, Reba Wilkins and Beverly Hefner; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assn., sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa 66067.