Zelphia Faye (Patton) Salyer, 78, of Howe, OK passed away Sunday, March, 15, 2015 in Fort Smith, AR. Faye was born in Keota, OK to Robert Lee and Elizabeth (Gilbert) Patton on January 9, 1937. She retired as a chemical tech at General Electric in Parkersburg, WV, before moving to Oklahoma in 2004. Faye was of the Protestant Faith and was a very loving wife and mother. She cared for a lot of other people and tried to help everyone. She also served as a volunteer and donated to the Salvation Army. Faye was preceded in death by both parents, one brother; Gene Ray Patton of Washington State, and one sister; Erma Dean Street of Freemont, CA.
Faye is survived by her husband of 50 years; Bernard (Barney) Salyer of the home, 3 sons; Gary Joseph Salyer and wife, JoAnn of Little Hocking, OH, Matthew Lee Salyer and friend Amanda Yates of Howe, OK, and Stephen Lee Salyer of Jacksonville, FL, one daughter; Novelle Mills and husband John of Columbia, CA, one brother; Robert Lee Patton Jr. and wife Fay of Lawrenceburg, TN, one sister; Roberta McKinnon and husband Don of Jacksonville FL, one special cousin; Delphia Ann Clough of Poteau, OK, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 at Howe Cemetery.