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Laura Omega Sterling, 87, of Unionville, formerly of Milan, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the Putnam County Care Center in Unionville, Missouri. 

Laura was born on March 9, 1936, in rural Browning, Missouri to William Glen and Frances (Tucker) Swearengen. 

She graduated from Browning High School before moving to Milan where she worked at the telephone office for many years. 

On February 28, 1961, she married Bobby Neal Sterling, and he preceded her in death in 2007. Also, preceding Laura were her parents, a daughter in infancy Cornellea Sterling, brother, Wayne Swearengen, and sister Joan Hagen. 

She is survived by one daughter, Martha Sterling of Unionville, Missouri, brother, Bob (Nola) Swearengen of Browning, Missouri and several nieces and nephews. 

Laura was a very active member of Mt. Moriah Church. She loved to cook and was a great seamstress. She also enjoyed reading books. She was a great mom. 

A graveside service for Laura will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at Asbury Cemetery, northwest of Milan, Missouri. Ruschmeier- Smith Funeral Home in Milan is handling arrangements.