Rheba Salyers


Rheba Anne Salyers, 64, of Defiance, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday, November 26, 2012.

Rheba was born March 9, 1948, in Grover Hill, Ohio, to the late Everett Dale and Ruby Marie (Foust) Elston. She was a 1966 graduate of Fairview High School. Rheba married John L. Salyers on October 28, 1967, in Emerald Mission, Paulding County, Ohio. She began working for the United States Post Office in 1986, and retired in 2005 after serving as postmaster for the Mark Center Post Office for 19 years. Rheba was a devoted Christian woman and attended First Baptist Church, Bryan. Our mother was special in so many ways. She enjoyed antiquing and shopping. One special memory we have is all her delicious meals and baking. We have many memories of family time on her beautiful farm. She was a loving, caring mother and friend to all.

Surviving are her husband, John L. Salyers Sr. of Defiance; two sons, John L. Salyers Jr. of Ney, Ohio, and Lucas Paul Salyers of Ney, Ohio; two daughters, Corinna Smith of Defiance and Nichole (Ray) Kelley of Defiance; 10 grandchildren, Loren R. Smith Jr., Corinna Gebers, Christina Gebers, Sarah and Andrew Salyers, Courtney, Ryan, Nicholas and Samantha Kelley and Lorelei Mae Salyers; three brothers, Glen (Mildred) Elston of Defiance, Lynn (Nancy) Elston of Montpelier, Ohio, and Eugene (Barb) Elston of Ney, Ohio; five sisters, Treva Elston of Sherwood, Ohio, Rita (Dan) Canales of Defiance, Cheryl Srodes of Fremont, Ohio, Rosemary Yates of Ney and Marilyn (Dale) Stoner of Stryker, Ohio.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, November 29, 2012, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan. Funeral services for Rheba Anne Salyers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, at First Baptist Church, 925 East Fountain Grove Drive, Bryan, with Pastor John MacFarlane officiating. Interment will follow in Sherwood Cemetery. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to First Baptist Church, Bryan, Ohio, or the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio in her memory. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com.

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