LeAnn Haling, 55, of Sweet Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Calvary Baptist Episcopal Church in Sedalia. Rev. A. William McVey will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.
Born April 30, 1949, in Logan, Kan., she was the daughter of the late Arthur Ruff and Violet Nichol Ruff. On Dec. 23, 1967, she married Theodore "Ted" Haling, who survives of the home. She was a 1967 graduate of Logan High School and had received an associate of arts degree from State Fair Community College in Sedalia. She had lived in Sweet Springs since 1980, moving from Harrisonville. She was a senior vice president of Concordia Bank in Concordia. She had received several awards in the banking industry and was the only woman ever elected president of the Sweet Springs school board. She was an active member of Habitat for Humanity, secretary and treasurer of the Saline County Jail Authority and was currently serving as secretary of the I-70 Medical Center Board.
Additional survivors include one son, Scott Haling of Tyler, Texas; one daughter, Amy Butler of Clinton; one brother, John G. Ruff of Logan, Kan.; one sister, Aneta Ireland of Independence; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.