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Lorie A. (Saling) Lankford

Lorie Ann Lankford, daughter of Luther “Buster” Gene Saling and Judith Ann Martin was born November 30, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri. She departed this life on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at her home. Lorie attended public school in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1978. In 2013, Lorie retired from Respironics located in Murraysville, Pennsylvania, where she worked as a Material Handler.


Lorie was an avid gardener who enjoyed raising chickens, fixing baked goods, listening to rock music and rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs. She adored her two cats, Roxy and Kelly and her dog Frankie, who never left her side. But she was happiest when spending time with her three granddaughters.


Lorie is survived by her three sons, Brandon Dickerson, his wife Cassandra, Robert “Bob” Denney and Steven Huffman; her granddaughters Ava, Olivia, and Skylar Dickerson; her three brothers Michael Saling, Jerry Saling, his wife Regina, Terry Saling and a multitude of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.


Cremation has been accorded.


The family of Lorie Ann (Saling) Lankford will receive friends from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. A Celebration of Life Service will immediately follow at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Gary Kendall and Rev. Charles Cofield officiating.



22 Messages

  • Tonya Gentry Posted February 14, 2020 12:08 pm

    Lorie was an amazing friend one I will cherish for a life time. Most of all she loved her boys. Lorie was a proud Grandma to those 3 beautiful girls. I will miss you Lorie

  • Joann Hummel Posted February 14, 2020 4:58 pm

    Lorie and I became good friends when I moved to Pleasant Hill years ago. My son and her boys became great friends. Lorie showed me how to become a better gardener and showed me how to cook many country dishes. Although through the past few years we were separated by miles she will temain in my heart forever.

  • Amber Lukacs Popp Posted February 14, 2020 6:28 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Lorie was a great coworker at Respironics and will be greatly missed. Prayers for your family in this difficult time.

  • Candy Umstead Posted February 14, 2020 7:15 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was so awesome in so many ways. I will miss her.❤

  • Karen Shaw Posted February 14, 2020 7:24 pm

    Lorie and I were classmates. I am so sad to hear of her passing. Please be comforted in knowing that she was loved by many. Prayers for comfort.

  • Brent Palmer Posted February 14, 2020 8:30 pm

    What a sweet classmate from the Pleasant Hill Class of 1978. She will be missed by all of us who knew her and loved her. I thank you God for allowing each of us to share life with Lorie. She touched our hearts and lives in such a special way and we thank you God for those memories that we can cherish forever. My faith assures me that we will see Lorie again. Please God comfort her family and friends during this time. We loved you Lorie ❤️

  • Beth Thompson Posted February 15, 2020 12:09 am

    So sorry for your loss!!! I knew Lori from bringing Frankie in for grooming appointments or appointments to see the vet. She was such a kind lady and she will truly be missed ❤️

  • Marla Woolford-Brown Posted February 15, 2020 8:49 am

    My heartfelt sympathies go out to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as well.

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