Karen Mae Ayers Boyd Saltsman

Karen Mae Ayers Boyd Saltsman

January 21, 1954 - May 6, 2022

Karen Mae Ayers Boyd Saltsman, 68, of Ravenswood, WV, originally from Sandyville, WV, passed away on May 6, 2022, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV, following an extended illness.

Karen was born on January 21, 1954, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Lena) Ayers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, David and Ronnie; sisters, Brenda, and Gloria Conley; a granddaughter, Montana Hundley-Boyd; and a nephew, Christopher Ayers.

Karen worked for Tye Brinager and Sons in Ohio for many years as a field boss and planter. She also worked at Ravenswood Care Center for many years as a cook and CNA. She was a breast cancer survivor of 17 years. She loved to spend time with her family as well as dancing and singing. She also loved babysitting and loved her family and friends so much. She was associated with Flood of Faith Church in Sandyville.

Karen is survived by her husband of 20 years, Tim (Smiley) Saltsman of Ravenswood, WV; two daughters, Kathy Jo Boyd Blackburn (Mark) of Medina, WV, and Kayla Boyd (Teddy) of Millwood, WV; two sons, John Boyd, Jr. and Joshua Boyd (Alisha), all from Ravenswood, WV; as well as a sister, Nancy Ayers of Ravenswood, WV; her grandchildren, Carley, Tiffany, and Ryan Blackburn, Kira Cain, Destiny Boyd, and Braxton Boyd; great grandchildren, Jackson Murphy, Gracelynn Stewart, Kashton and Serenity Winters; two nieces, and several cousins, which she loved all to the moon and back.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 3:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood with Pastor James Catron officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery in Sandyville.

Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Friday, May 13, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

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