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Betty M Leigh Salerno
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1923
Benton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 2008
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA

Betty M. Salerno, 85, of Rock Island, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.

Services for Mrs. Salerno will be private. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island; Arrowhead Ranch, Coal Valley; or to the Humane Society.

Betty was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of Marvin Leigh and Pauline R. Hite Colvin. She married her childhood sweetheart, Samuel L. Salerno, on Dec. 23, 1944, in Tulsa, Okla.

Betty attended Rock Island schools and Brown Business College. During World War II she was a long-distance telephone operator in Tulsa and San Diego, Calif. Betty enjoyed golfing, boating and bowling; she was an avid bowler, having belonged to the American Turners' Traveling League. She loved animals and never met a stranger.

Survivors include her husband, Sam; special cousin, Joseph Fackel, Rock Island; stepsister, Charlene Colvin Davis, Rock Island; niece, Michele Novotny, Texas; nephew, Mike DeFauw, Rock Island; special nurse, Cathy Maupin; dear friend, Kay Ann Zwicker, Rock Island; along with many other friends. Mrs. Salerno was preceded in death by her parents; and stepfather, Bill Wiles.
(Rock Island Argus) 
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  Samuel L. Salerno (1921 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Paul Mack
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
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Betty M <i>Leigh</i> Salerno
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Betty M <i>Leigh</i> Salerno
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Betty M <i>Leigh</i> Salerno
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- Jeanne Nagel
 Added: Nov. 9, 2012

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