Lavern O. Salisbury, 87, of Center, died at 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.
There will be no services for Mr. Salisbury.
Mr. Salisbury was born on May 9, 1925, in Green City, IA, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Elwood. He married Margaret Bush, in 1949, in Chicago, and she preceded him in death.   
His parents, a daughter, Penny Failor, and a son, Vernon Salisbury, preceded him in death.
He is survived by two daughters: Dorothy (Mike) Roberts of Center, MO, and Laverne (Steve) Eversmeyer of Center, MO; one brother, William (Linda) Stevens of Independence, MO; and lots of grandchildren.
Lavern served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and was a member of the Emmette J. Shields American Legion.