Christine Salyers, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on March 21, 2021, at her home.
Born in Paintsville, Kentucky, on February 22, 1934, to the late Manford and Dora (Gibson) Salyers. She and her late husband, Edward Holland Sr. were married and moved to the Ohio area. Their marriage produced eleven children.
Christine later married James Richard Sroufe, who preceded her in death. The couple made Daytona Beach, Florida, their home. In her elderly years Christine moved to Fort Wayne to live with her youngest daughter, Donna and her family.
She had a love for her children, enjoyed attending Daytona Christian Church and had a very active lifestyle. Christine enjoyed making a home for her children and loved her career. She retired three times from Volusia County Schools.
Christine is survived by ten children, Vendal Salyers, Gary Holland, Ruby (John) Hilton, Nancy Holland, Cindy Capps, Sherry Baden, Rose McClaren, Beverly McKean, Penni Smiley and Donna (Greg) Holland; a sister, Ivah Evilsizor; 27 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and spouses, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward Lee Holland Jr.; grandson, Gary Eugene Holland; and great-granddaughter, Macie Good.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., at Churubusco Nazarene Church, 1000 W. Whitley St., Churubusco.
Graveside service will be held at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima, Ohio, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Helen Mabrey Shoe Fund, Kenton, Ohio or Neighborhood Opportunity Center, Kenton, Ohio.
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