Author, poet Helga Sandburg Crile dies in NE Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — Helga Sandburg Crile, an author and the youngest of three daughters of poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, has died at her home near Cleveland. She was 95.

The Fioritto Funeral Service says Crile died at her Cleveland Heights home on Sunday night. Her family says she had been in failing health.

She typed manuscripts for her father, who dedicated several books to her and wrote poems in her honor.

She published 17 books, including novels, memoirs and poetry.

Her survivors include a son, a daughter and two step-daughters. The funeral service says a memorial service will be held in the spring.

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