Sylvia Marie (Edwards) Ellis

Date of Death: 9/11/2018

Sylvia Marie (Edwards) Ellis

May 30, 1927 – September 11, 2018


Sylvia Marie (Edwards) Ellis, 91, Hollidaysburg, formerly a longtime resident of Juniata Gap, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. 

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Raymond and Beatrice (Neuder) Edwards.  She married Fred Ellis on July 25, 1953 and he preceded her in death on January 11, 2005.

Surviving are two sons; Gregory R. (Katherine) and Shawn Ellis, all of Altoona; a daughter Wendy Hoover of Altoona; a sister, Betty Leidy; nieces: Raeanne Leidy, Sharon Doherty (Edward), Susan Klobetanz, Jean Placek (Tyrone); nephews: Alan Klobetanz (Connie), Tim Klobetanz, Eddie Edwards and Jeffrey Edwards (Cathy); granddaughters: Lisa Sill (Lee), Jennifer Williams (Milton), Paula Johnston and Ciara Vaughn (Josh); grandsons: Alan Hoover, Aiden Hoover and Cory Ellis (Taylor) and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son Tracey A. Ellis; brother, John Edwards (Ann); sisters: Sara Klobetanz (Ray), Arlene Hull (Harold) and Shirley Edwards.

Sylvia previously worked at Sylvania.  After her marriage to Fred, she became a homemaker. 

She was a member of Faith United Church of Christ.

She loved her children and grandchildren, reading, quilting, putting puzzles together and loved to travel.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Friday, September 14, 2018 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 2309 Broad Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.  A funeral service will be held at 10 am, Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor John L. Emig officiating.  Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery, Altoona.

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