Mary Ellen Salyers


Mary Ellen Salyers, 89 of Terre Haute, formerly of Owen County, passed away with her loving family by her side, November 21, 2017 at Cannon Inn. She had been a resident there for the past several years.

She was born May 20, 1928 in Greenfield, IN, the daughter of Oliver M. Jackson and Eva Louise Hendren Jackson. She graduated from Greenfield High School.

On December 12, 1948, she was united in marriage to Chester Montel Salyers. Together, they owned and operated their family farm outside of Patricksburg. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Patricksburg, and was active in the Auxiliary of the Patricksburg Volunteer Fire Department as well as the American Legion Auxiliary. She, in later years, attended the Northside Nazarene Church in Terre Haute.

In the past, she worked in the Owen County Assessor’s Office as a clerk and as a bank teller. She also had the position of secretary for George Allison at the bank. She was also worked in accounting for Don Sargent Tax Accounting. Mary Ellen also enjoyed her work at home including, tending the garden, canning, sewing and working on many quilts. She did quilting by hand and created many beautiful gifts for family and friends.

Survivors include her devoted children, Randy Sue Burger (Larry) of Pittsboro, Mark Salyers (Karen) of Terre Haute, and Carl Salyers (Susie Knust) of Bloomington; grandchildren, Kevin Burger (Rebecca), Tammy Marion (Tim), Cheryl Salyers, Jimmy Salyers (Amy), Carissa Luking (Joe), Zachary Freeman (Corinne), and Lyndsey Wilson (Justin); great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Abby Burger, Mathew, Megan and Michaela Marion, Alex and Karrina Smith, Kinleigh, Carter, and Jacob Salyers, Eli, Adra, Tyler, Levi, Luke Luking and Harper Freeman; one brother George Jackson (Carol) of Greensburg; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Chester M. Salyers; her daughter Vicki Freeman; a daughter in law, Louanne Salyers; sisters, Barbara Inman, Patricia Hill, Betty Erisman, Evelyn Swafford, Joann Wullenweber; brothers, Richard Lee Jackson and Dale Robert Jackson.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:00 pm at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 8th St. Clay City, IN, with Pastor Mark Fleschner officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11-2.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Patricksburg Volunteer Fire Department or to the Methodist Church of Patricksburg.

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