Bonnie Jean Salyer

March 14, 1943 ‒ July 11, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

Bonnie Jean Salyer, 71, of Delaware passed away early Friday morning July 11, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born March 14, 1943 in Paintsville, Kentucky to James K. Polk Williams and Mary Elizabeth (VanHoose) Williams.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 56 years Byron Lee Salyer; sons Randy, Bruce, Jeffrey and Christopher Salyer; daughters Karlena Jean Salyer and Jackie Elizondo; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a sister Joyce Ann Detunno.
The family will receive friends on Sunday July 13th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Celebration of Life services will follow at 2:00 pm with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating. Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.
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  • We are sadden with the loss of Bonnie.
    She was loved by all.
    Will miss her straight forward attitude she would tell you like is was!! Lol!
    She was a, kind & loving lady we loved deeply. With a beautiful smile.
    Our prayers to Lee and all of their beautiful children to get through the days ahead.
    She will never be forgotten and will be remember through our hearts with the many memories we have.
    Ray & Carol Vanhoose

  • I have known Bonnie for almost 40 years. She was more than a sister-in-law to me; she was my friend. She was kind, thoughtful, and forgiving. She was a peacemaker. She loved her husband and her children, but that love encompassed all of her extended family and friends, too. I am a better person for being one of her friends and confidants. I will miss her terribly. In the last few years, I have not seen or spoken to her as much, but it’s a testament to her great heart that when I have seen her and spoken with her, it’s as if we just talked yesterday!! Lee and “kids” ( I know you’re not kids any more!) you were blessed to have her as your wife and mother, as I was blessed to be her friend. You all have SO many beautiful memories to comfort you!!! God bless you all. Love, Judie.

  • I have been Janets neighbor 26 years. I did many things with your Mom. The gteatestc of all her gifts were two virtues that u have the ability to carry and pass on. The first one was humor when things were the worst she would.have u laughing so hard tears would come down your face. The second virtue was compassion she had the ability to love more than anyone I.know. She was a true angel that displayed her wings for all to see. With these fine gifts it is up to u to carry these gifts of hers on. With deepest love to u all and the greatest love to her beautiful children. May eagle’s wings carry u up to her and close your eyes feel her in the warm sun, soft breeze, and peaceable slumbers. U can talk to her in your dreams.she will answer. your heart. Cathy Sprouse

  • Wow, where do I begin? First I must say that I am forever grateful that Bonnie contacted me a few weeks ago and invited me to Jackies cookout. I never once hesitated, because it’s been yrs since I have seen them. My girlfriend Bobbi and I attended and was welcomed with open arms and I must say that we had an awesome time! Then I hear of Bonnie’s passing two weeks later, I was in total shock!!! I am glad I attended the cookout and was able to see so many faces again, and to think it all started with my father being friends with Lee and the Duckster back in the day. May god rest her soul! Much love to the entire Salyer family!
    Chuck Schneider