Odette F. (Massena) Salyers
November 29, 1928 ‒ May 24, 2018
MANSFIELD: Look up optimism in the dictionary and you would see a picture of Odette. Even though she lived through the occupation of France, she had the fortitude to always have a smile on her face.
Odette F. (Massena) Salyers peacefully passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 in her home surrounded by family. She was 89.
She was born November 29, 1928 to parents Victor & Isabelle (Angelini) Massena in Nice, France. A war bride during WWII, she married Troy R. Salyers on April 20, 1946 and they shared 50 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 1997. Now they are together again.
Odette worked as a district manager for Sarah Coventry Jewelry, as well as for Reed’s department store in sales. She was a member of PEO and a past president of Morchester Association.
Nothing was more important to Odette than her family. She would always put family first; the character she displayed to them was one that young ones in the family would try to emulate. She was proud of her family and passed on her love for her French heritage to them.
She is survived by sons Troy & Connie Salyers of Westerville and Charles & Kathi Salyers of Dayton; daughters Michelle Herrick Badger of Mansfield and Diane & John Brown of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Suzette Hayworth as well as numerous extended family.
In addition to her loving husband Troy, she was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter Sandra Salyers; and sister Lillie Dariste.
The Salyers family will receive friends Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 12 ~ 2 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Odette’s life will begin immediately at 2 p.m. Pastor Jim Berry will speak. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Odette’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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