Jo Ann Salyer 1936 - 2011 Lawrence
Funeral services for Jo Ann Salyer, 75, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
She died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at her home.
She was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Stafford County, the daughter of C.C. and Mildred Forrester Höhner.
She attended Belpre Elementary School and then Larned schools, where she graduated in 1954. In high school, she was an accomplished musician and received awards for state competitions for two years. She later attended Kansas University, where she played in the orchestra.
She helped her husband as a bookkeeper for Salyer Pharmacy and later at the Round Corner Drug Store. They lived in Larned; Fremont, Neb.; and Wichita before moving back to Lawrence in 1970.
She was a member of the KU Alumni Association and was an avid KU sports fan, especially of basketball.
She married James Edward Salyer on July 30, 1954, in Larned. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Pamela Jo Salyer, and her partner Kirby Price, Lawrence; a son, Dennis Salyer and wife Peggy, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Lucas Houk and Taletha Jo Lehmann; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Patrick “Pat” Salyer, in 1978, and a brother, Dwayne Höhner, in October 2010.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to KU Endowment—Music Department, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain.com.