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Connie J. Salyers

Service Date: August 11, 2020
Visitation Info: Lakeside Christian Church
Interment Info: Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North
Service Info: Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North
Service Info

Connie Jo Salyers, Age 72, of Independence, KY went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, August 6. Connie was born in Covington, KY on September 26,1947.  She was a graduate of Lloyd Memorial High School and received her Masters degree in Education from Northern Kentucky University.  She spent her entire career as a teacher in Boone County where she later became National Board Certified.  Connie married the love of her life, John Salyers in the Summer of 1969 and later had 2 children and 6 grandchildren, who were her world.  She was a devoted member of Lakeside Christian Church for over 30 years where she served in the music ministry and as a part of Revive.


Connie’s relationship with Jesus and the love she had for Him was reflected in how she loved others.  She tirelessly poured her heart and soul into her students and was known for her creative forms of teaching, as evidenced by the countless number of adults that can still sing the “Presidential Boogie”.  Her passion for her students was only amplified in her personal life with her friends and family.  Connie was everyone’s best friend and gave her whole heart to care for those she loved.  She was the best wife, mom and mimi anyone could ask for and our hearts are broken at her loss.


Preceded in death, by her parents, George Otten and Ruth Otten Danks, her loving husband of 50 years, John Salyers, and her son-in-law Jeremy Lewis.  She is survived by her daughters, Beth Barker (Don) and Meredith Lewis, her sister Becky Danks (Mark), her brother Tom Otten (Linda), her 6 grandchildren Jaelyn, Reagan, Camden, Bekah, Noah and Lainey and countless nieces, nephews, and friends.


Due to Covid-19 concerns, the visitation for Connie will be a “drive-thru” visitation. Friends and loved ones will be able to “drive-thru” and pay their respects to Connie’s family on Monday, August 10, 2020 from 4pm until 7pm at Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017.

Connie will be laid to rest on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown, KY next to her husband. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the burial will be limited to family and close friends.

Due to the uniqueness of the “drive-thru” visitation, Connie’s family requests that donations be made to Lakeside Christian Church- Revive at 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017 or online at instead of sending flowers. Online condolences can be made at

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lakeside Christian Church

195 Buttermilk Pike
Lakeside Park, KY 41017
Phone: 859-341-1160
11:00 am

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North

205 Eibeck Lane

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North

Address: 205 Eibeck Lane WILLIAMSTOWN, KY 41097
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Connie J. Salyers


Wonderful Teacher

Mrs. Salyers was my 7th grade homeroom teacher and social studies. I adored her so much and am saddened to hear of her passing. Rest easy! You will be remembered always!

Such a Blessing!

So sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. We were friends in high school. I remember her as a sweet spirit who always showed concern for other people. I know she will be missed by family and friends.
Bill and Sylvia Beschman

Connie Salyers

Bec and Tom, I’m so so sorry to read about Connie’s passing. I knew she’s been ill as Shirley was keeping me in the loop. But as you know, I Iost her in March so we all lost our “Big Sis” during these uncertain times. Connie was always so good to me, and she was such a gentle soul. I am sorry that I did not know that John has passed away. He was so in love with Connie. My thoughts are with you guys through these difficult times.
Best Always, Tom Mann

Deepest Sympathy

Our sincerest sympathy at the recent passing of your mother and grandmother.
Your parents were very special Christian friends.

Linda and Hartmut Geisselbrecht

Beth and Meredith

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Beth and Meredith you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Ken and Kitty Shelton