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Nellie Phelps Salasberry, 1908-2001
Daily Iowegian - 4-5 April 2001
Nellie Salasberry, 92, of Centerville died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.
She was born June 19, 1908, in Jerome, the daughter of Jesse and Eliza (Dooley) Phelps.
She married William Salasberry April 25, 1925, in Clarkdale. He preceded her in death in 1970.
Survivors include her children, Mary Thomas of Centerville, Albert Salasberry and his wife, Doris, of Mesa, Ariz., Lawrence Salasberry and his wife, Linda, Gene Salasberry and his wife, Thanna, and Velma Johnson and her husband, Bud, all of Des Moines, and Patricia Gibford and her husband, Doug, of Newton; two sisters, Gertrude Atwell and her husband, Ivan, of Promise City and Ruth King and her husband, Ernie, of Des Moines; 23 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four children, Elmer, Betty, Junior and Richard; her parents; three brothers, Elmer, Irvin and Albert Phelps; and a sister, Mary Stout.
She was raised in Jerome, attending school in Jerome and Mystic.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Solid Rock Church of God with Pastor Sammy Barges officiating. Friends may call all day Wednesday at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Jerome Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Mercy Hospice Home in Johnston and contributions may be left at the funeral home.