Rita Jean Salyer
January 26, 1928 ‒ October 18, 2014
Rita Jean Salyer, age 86, of Waldo, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, October 18, 2014 at the Marion General Hospital.
Rita was born on January 26, 1928 in Marion. She graduated from the Waldo High School and then attended business school where she received her business degree. She was retired from the Grady Memorial Hospital where she worked in the medical records.
Rita was a very giving and generous woman. She was completely devoted to her sons and was a loving grandmother to her grandchildren. She had a very warm spirit and she would sew clothes to give to her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will also be remembered for her lovely doll collection.
She was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was a faithful parishioner.
Those who remain to honor her memory include her son Chris Salyer; grandchildren: Alex Salyer, MacKenzie (Ryan) Crisler, Thomas Salyer and Andrew Salyer; great grandchild Ryleigh Crisler; and daughter-in-law Pat Salyer; Siblings: Fred (Elaine) Thieken and Joy (the late Robert) Greer.
She is preceded in death by her parents Elmore and Florence (Seeger) Thieken; son: Mark and Michael Salyer; brother Herb (Martha) Thieken.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM; Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion at 10:30AM with Fr. Thomas Buffer officiating; Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
If so desired, donations may be made to St. Mary Church.
The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to be serving Rita’s family and your condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com