Edna Elizabeth Denman Salyer
February 17, 1916 ‒ January 05, 2009
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Edna Elizabeth Denman Salyer, 92, of Mount Gilead died Monday evening January 5, 2009 at her residence.
She was born on February 17, 1916 in Fredericktown the daughter of the late William C. and Aleta A. (Weaver) Denman.
Mrs. Salyer was a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in education. After three years of teaching 3rd grade students in the Mount Gilead School system she enlisted in the United States Army. After a year of various clerical jobs she was honorably discharged and returned to civilian life and her teaching career. In 1972 she retired after 27 years.
On June 25, 1955 she married Woodrow “Woody” Salyer. Tragically they were married for only two years when he unexpectedly died in 1957.
Mrs. Salyer was a long time member of the Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church. The church congregation attended Edna throughout her illness. Her dear friend, Catherine Edwards spent many hours providing Edna with loving support. Her faith and her church were very important to her.
She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a Morrow County Hospital TWIG.
Always looking for new ways to better educate her self, Mrs. Salyer loved learning about technology, especially computers. She had someone come to her house for her weekly lesson. She could spend hours e-mailing and scanning and printing photos.
An animal lover, she always had two dogs until her health no longer allowed her to manage. Her most recent companion is a 16 year old Chihuahua, Callie, a special friend who would sit with her for hours while they watched television or worked at the computer.
She is survived by her sister Dorothy Dunn of Marion; and nieces and nephews Elizabeth Addair, Lisa Harden, Bill Dunn, Ann Gehrisch, Philip Scarbrough, Dr. Stephen Scarbrough, and Dr. Timothy Scarbrough.
In addition to her parents, and husband she was preceded in death by her brother Walter Denman, and her sister Margaret Scarbrough.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 8, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Alice Harden for the care and friendship she provided Edna. They extend their appreciation to the Senior Center, Hospice and the other care givers who helped with Edna’s care. She felt blessed to be able to live in her own home independently until the end.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.