She was born March 6, 1935, in Parsons to Kenneth L. and Vera M. (Parsons) Sterling. She attended Parsons schools and graduated from Parsons High School in 1953.
On Aug. 21, 1953, she married Curtis L. Salyers at the former First Methodist Church in Parsons, where she was a member for many years. She was blessed with three beautiful boys, whom she loved with all of her heart.
For over 30 years, the Salyerses owned and operated Silver Wheels Skating Rink in Parsons, where Peggy touched the lives of so many. For the past 10 years, she greeted patrons at Wal-Mart in Parsons with a smile. She joyfully attended Church of the Nazarene.
Her family was her life. She was always busy making memories with them and loved every minute. She also enjoyed her “club” of lifelong girlfriends. Her mouth-watering cooking will be missed. Mickey Mouse, Coca Cola, Cabbage Patch Dolls, pets and pictures were a few of her favorite things.
Survivors include her husband, Curtis L. Salyers, of the home; two sons, Lee A. Salyers and his wife, Diane, and Noel Salyers and his wife, Kelly, all of Parsons; five grandchildren, Ashleigh Salyers Marks and her husband, Jesse, of Topeka, Megan Salyers Monsour and her husband, Sleiman, of Wichita, Cam Salyers of Lawrence, Rodney Salyers and his wife, Emily, of Parsons and Amanda Salyers and her fiance, Lee Spencer, of Parsons; three stepgrandchildren, Darryel Neel and his wife, Marcie, of Parsons, Kara Chapman and her husband, Randall, of Edmond, Okla., and Dalenie Neel of Oswego; two great-grandchildren, Gavin Salyers and Ava Salyers, both of Parsons; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Ezekiel Chapman, Ashlynn Chapman, Ava Chapman and Olivia Chapman, all of Edmond, Okla.; two sisters, Bette Whetzel and her husband, Harold “Hut,” of Parsons and Sue Ann Boerding and her husband, Irv, of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents and a son, Rodney Salyers, who died July 14, 1984.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to the Church of the Nazarene Building Fund and may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.