Saling nee Hansel, Kathryn Virginia

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM Monday, Feb. 15th at Parkway Church of the Nazarene in St. Clair, MO

Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM

Service Location:
Parkway Church of the Nazarene in St. Clair, MO

Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Parkway Church of the Nazarene, St. Clair, MO


Kathryn Virginia Saling of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at her home, surrounded by the love of her family, on February 9, 2021, having reached the age of ninety-seven years, six months and twenty-six days. Kathryn was born in St. Clair on July 16, 1923, daughter of Eugene Benjamin Hansel and Clara Belle Hansel nee Hults. On December 24, 1941, she was united in marriage to William James Saling, known to most as Bill, and seven children came to bless this union.

Kathryn is survived by four sons, William J. Saling, Jr., known to most as Bill, and wife, Susan, of Carthage, MO, Larry Saling, Sr., Terry Saling and Chris Saling and wife, Debbie, all of St. Clair; by her daughter, Tammy Beckman of St. Clair; by her daughters-in-law, Charlene Saling and Terri Saling, both of St. Clair; by fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great, great-great- and great-great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Clara Hansel; by her husband, William Saling, Sr.; by two sons, Michael Saling and Patrick Saling; by one grandson, Larry L. Saling, Jr.; by her brothers, Donald, Wilbur and Robert Hansel, and by her sisters, Georgia Caldwell, Thelma Flora, Pearl George, Viola Lewis, Marilyn Davis and Wilma Light.

Kathryn was a Christian and longtime devoted member of Parkway Church of the Nazarene in St. Clair, MO. She was very active in the church, teaching Sunday School and serving on the church board for about forty years. Kathryn also volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels for many years. As a young woman, she was employed at International Shoe Company in St. Clair, MO. After her marriage to Bill, she made caring for her home and family her career in life. Kathryn loved growing flowers, sewing and shopping. She also was an avid reader. What meant most to her was time spent with family. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy and held a very special place in her heart. Her kind and sweet disposition is something they will never forget. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will forever be cherished by them all.

A kind, sweet and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, aunt, great, great-great and great-great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 15, 2021 at Parkway Church of the Nazarene, St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Andy Barnette officiating. Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to Parkway Church of the Nazarene.