Published in the Iola Register on Aug. 26, 2013.


 Erma C. Sallman, age 93, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. She was born on Sept. 4, 1919, in Cloud County, Kan., to Thomas and Emma (Hamil) Porter.
 She married Elden Sallman on Sept. 1, 1937, in Concordia. Erma and Elden made their home in Aurora, Kan., for 40 years until he preceded her on May 27, 1998. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Erma had lived in Topeka and the Kansas City area near her daughters the past 9 years, prior to recently returning to Concordia and Sunset Home.
 She is survived by her son, Erick Sallman and wife Traci, Lincoln; daughters, Lois Newton and husband Gary, Topeka, Joyce Sallman, Aurora, Terrie Boguski and husband Mark, Olathe, and Marietta Hruza and husband Marlin, Emporia; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
 She was preceded in death by her husband, Elden; three infant sons, Elden Jr., John and Richard; a grandson, Clint Eary; stepgrandson, Todd Renne; her parents and brother, Howard Porter.
 Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Concordia Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Strommen officiating. Burial will follow the services at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.
 The family suggest memorials to Concordia Lutheran Church, Cloud County Health Center or Sunset Home, in care of the funeral home. For online condolences please visit