Funeral services celebrating Sylvia's life will be held Monday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. at the Geneseo Chapel of Vandemore Funeral Homes. The Rev. Lou Zuck will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation for Sylvia will be one hour prior to the services 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to Hillcrest Home or Grace United Methodist Church.
Sylvia was born July 2, 1918, in rural Geneseo, the daughter of Floyd and Ethel Johnson Sand. She was a graduate of Geneseo High School and married Hobart B. Chapman in Nashua, Iowa, March 22, 1939. He passed away in 1980.
Sylvia worked at Millikin Elementary School in the cafeteria for many years. She belonged to Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of The Spring Creek Grange. Sylvia enjoyed playing cards, traveling with the Central Bank Classic Club, knitting and bowling. Sylvia also was an avid and loyal Cubs fan.
Survivors include three sons (and spouses), Eugene (Mary) Chapman, Georgetown, Texas, Wayne (Linda) Chapman, West Des Moines, Iowa, and James (Marilyn) Chapman, Geneseo; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Laverne Sand, Geneseo; and two sisters, Willicene Pobanz, Geneseo, and Elaine Hamilton, Maryland Heights, Mo.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers and a great-granddaughter.
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