Harriett Sylvester, 86, of Ellsinore, MO passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 in Ellsinore, MO.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 5, 2018 in the Arcola Cemetery. Pastor Steven Stern will officiate. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Harriett was born on May 31, 1932 in Decatur, IL. She married Earl “Jack” Sylvester on June 27, 1950 in San Diego, CA. He passed away on June 17, 2017.
She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Sylvester of Ellsinore, MO; three grandsons, John William Simon and his wife Cara of Mendon, IL, Joseph Wayne Simon of Santa Fe, NM, and Joshua Wade Simon of Thornton, CO; and one great-grandson, Noah Jacob Simon of Thornton, CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister.
Harriett graduated from Springfield High School where she played the French Horn in the band and the marching band. She had worked for the U.S. Military at Fort Leonard Wood where she retired as an office clerk.
She enjoyed crocheting, embordering and gardening and spending time with her family.