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Richard Salyars, Sr.

August 11, 1940 February 27, 2021
Richard Salyars, Sr.
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Obituary for Richard Salyars, Sr.

Chillicothe- Richard Salyars, Sr., age 80 of Chillicothe, formerly Peoria Heights, passed away at 4:15 PM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.

Born August 11, 1940 in Peoria, he was a son to Grover Cleveland and Frances Ann Salyars. On June 23, 1979 he married Barbara Steinseifer and together they cherished 41 years. He worked as a police officer for Peoria County until his retirement. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking in his garage, gambling and grabbing drinks with his buddies. Richard enjoyed having a good time and enjoyed life.

Survivors include his wife Barbara of Chillicothe; three children: Frances (Nick) Vorgias of Canton, Richard (Diane) Salyars, Jr. of Peoria and Nichole (John) Richmond of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters and one brother.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Billie Buttram; one daughter Cristy Tindall, two brothers and one sister.

Cremation rights have been accorded and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Memorials in Richard’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.

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Cemetery Details


Swan Lake Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

4601 Route 150
Peoria, IL 61615

4601 Route 150 Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

American Cancer Society


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