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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.



23 Messages

  • Reverend Lynn Williams-Hufft Posted February 13, 2020 3:31 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Juanita Artuso Posted February 14, 2020 5:57 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, Lorie was a good person and loved her grandkids. She will be missed.

  • Kathleen Ash-Howell Posted February 14, 2020 7:12 am

    Lorie was one of the sweetest ,kindest and genuine friends that I have had the privilege of knowing and having in my life for around 50 years. I am a better person because of her. God Speed ❤️

  • Christopher and Joetta Jones Posted February 14, 2020 10:12 am

    On behalf of my family to yours we are far deepest condolences on this terrible loss. May the wisdom and Spirit of God be with you. Shalom.

  • Donna & Ed Ogle Posted February 14, 2020 10:20 am

    Brandon, Cassie, Skylar, Ava and Olivia. All of Lorie’s loved ones, We are so very sorry for your loss. I could see from the pictures you posted, she was a very loving Grandmother and Mother. We will be thinking of you all.

  • Cathy McClintock Posted February 14, 2020 10:45 am

    I was heartbroken when I received the news. Lorie and I became instant friends at a young age and shared many fun times together. Lorie was a sweet kind hard working woman who deserved the best of everything. To be taken away by the hands of the one person whom should love protect and comfort you is one of the most unfathomable acts imaginable. May she be comforted in the arms of the Lord free of harm.

  • Laurie DeLuca Posted February 14, 2020 11:03 am

    Your family was truly blessed to have you in their life, and her acquaintances were gifted with her friendship…

  • Sherri Hotn Posted February 14, 2020 11:35 am

    Cassandra Sorry For Your Loss…. Lifting The Family In Prayer s❤️!!

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