Cleta Ruth Salyers
October 03, 1923 - September 20, 2021
Cleta Salyers, 97 of Red Oak, IA, formerly of Malvern, IA, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern. Burial will be in the Malvern Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be held on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern is caring for Cleta and her family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family will direct memorials or donations may be made to the "Fight Like Aubrey" fund at the Malvern Bank
Cleta Ruth (McClurg) Salyers, 97 of Red Oak, IA, formerly of Malvern, IA, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.
Cleta was born on October 3, 1923 in Maryville, Missouri, the daughter of Earl and Margaret (Shannon) McClurg. She attended Bloomfield Grade School in her youth, graduated from Horace Mann High School, and graduated from college at Northwest Missouri Teachers College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Cleta taught vocational Home Economics at the Malvern High School for 32 years, retiring in 1985. She started the Future Homemakers of America chapter in 1945 as a charter chapter in Malvern.
Cleta and Thomas Edward Salyers were united in marriage on August 19, 1947 in Blair, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Malvern and was blessed with two sons, Thomas Randall and Roger John.
Cleta was a member of the Malvern United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Delta Kappa Gamma, and FHA which later became FCCLA. She and Tommy enjoyed cruising Malvern in one of their many Ford Mustangs which Tommy restored and collected. Her interests included reading, working crossword puzzles, sewing and cross stitch, cooking, and traveling. She and Tommy looked forward to decorating their home for their annual Christmas open house each year. Cleta loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and a good friend to all who knew her.
Cleta and Tommy were married 65 years when Tommy passed away on February 8, 2013. She continued to live in their Malvern home until 2018 when she moved to Linnwood Estates in Glenwood and had recently moved to Good Samaritan in Red Oak.
In addition to her beloved Tommy, Cleta was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lloyd McClurg and wife Wanda Lee, and Ralph McClurg; and brothers-in-law, Art Stocks, Leland Jackson, and Joseph Salyers and wife Rosemary.
Cleta is survived by her sons, Randy Salyers and wife Marti of Council Bluffs, IA, and Roger Salyers and wife Barb of Malvern; grandchildren, Missy Cooper (Mark) of Council Bluffs, Abbey Schmeisser (Jeff) of Denver, CO, Katie Santee (James) of Papillion, NE, Jon Salyers (Stacy) of Glenwood, IA, and Kristi Bicknell (Richard) of Omaha, NE; great grandchildren, Rachael, Aisley, Sydney, Natalie, Allison, Jonathon, and Heidi; sisters, Jeanie Stocks of Webster City, IA, and Letha Jackson of Kansas City, MO; other relatives; and many friends.