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Bedford Times-Press
Bedford, Iowa
February 11, 1960

Mrs. Ellen Salen Died At Maryville

Mrs. Ellen SALEN, a long-time resident of the Bedford community, died at St. Francis hospital, Maryville, Friday, February 5th.

Funeral services were held at the Shum-Novinger Funeral Service on Madison Street Monday afternoon, February 8, with Rev. Colvin CAUGHEY officiating. Burial was in the Platte River cemetery [near Maloy] in Ringgold County.

Ellen Leora THORNTON, daughter of John and Laura [Ann (WOODSIDE)] THORNTON, was born July 20, 1896, in Ringgold county, Iowa, and died at the age of 63 years, six months, 15 days.

She was married to Harlan SALEN on July 27, 1919 and to them were born three children: Darrell SALEN of Bedford, Dorene SALEN of Shenandoah, Mrs. Betty HENSLEY of Bedford.

Mr. and Mrs. SALEN farmed for a number of years and then moved to Bedford, where she spent the remainder of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mrs. Allie BROWN; and two brothers, Cecil THORNTON and Herschel THORNTON.

Besides her children, she is survived by her husband, Harlan SALEN of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Lissie (sic, Elizabeth "Lizzie" BAILEY of Bedford; Mrs. Viola CLARK of Clarinda; three brothers, A[lonzo]. L. THORNTON of Bedford, Andrew THORNTON of Maloy, George THORNTON of Marysville, Calif.; also by three grandchildren.

As a young girl Mrs. SALEN was baptized into the Christian church.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2011

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