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Wilma Jeanne (Steadman) Sylor

Born: Fri., Aug. 6, 1926
Died: Mon., Jun. 9, 2014


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 13, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 13, 2014
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Jun. 14, 2014
Location: Epworth Hall at Silver Lake Institute

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Wilma Jeanne Steadman Sylor

Fillmore --- Wilma Jeanne Steadman Sylor of 11031 Dugway Road, died Monday, June 9, 2014 in Olean General Hospital. She was born on August 6, 1926 in the Town of Allen, a daughter of the late Clarence Steadman and Eleanor Ross. On December 24, 1945 in Starke, FL she married Norbert Sylor who survives.

She was a graduate of Fillmore Central School and a member of Fillmore American Legion Auxiliary, the Short Tract United Methodist Church, the Wide Awake Library Club, and Gideon’s International Allegany Camp Auxiliary.

For many years she was the 4-H leader in Fillmore and Program aid in Wyoming County for many years. Wilma also taught cake decorating, candy making, knitting and sewing. In 1988 she retired as kitchen manager at Camp Asbury after 19 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four daughters, Claudia (Joe) Honsberger of Goodyear, AZ, Carolyn (Thomas) Wrinn of Hamburg, Audrey (Gerard) Jurczynski of Schenectady, Kathleen Randall of Broad Brook, CT, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three sisters, Dorothea Somogyi of Ulysses. Pa., Patricia (Carl) Holmes of Cuba, Althea Martin of Delevan and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Ruth E. Wendland, Marjorie Kozlowski, and Virginia Steadman.

Family and friends may gather from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 North Genesee Street, Fillmore. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Epworth Hall at Silver Lake Institute. Rev. James Stevens, pastor of Dansville United Methodist Church, will officiate. A gathering for fellowship will follow the service in the Koinonia Inn at Asbury Camp. Burial will be in Short Tract Cemetery, Short Tract.

Memorials if desired to: Short Tract United Methodist Church, 5129 County Road 4, Fillmore, NY 14735 Asbury Camp and Retreat Center, PO Box 218, Silver Lake, NY 14549 or Gideon’s International, PO Box 92, Houghton, NY 14744

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David R. Griggs
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014

So sorry to hear about Wilma's departure from this good earth. My deepest condolences go out to you and the girls for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and was loved by so many people.


Rev. Greg Franklin
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014
Norb -

My heart and my prayers are with you this day and throughout the coming days as you confront the loss of Wilma, the most amazing woman in your life. Her cares are finished but our human loss will be felt for the rest of our lives until we, too, shall meet her again in eternity. I continue to pray for the strength of God to uphold and uplift you in amazing ways during these upcoming days and weeks.


Ray Hazlett
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014
Norb and Family:

With many good and fond memories!!!

Rev Fran Hemstreet
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014
Dear Norb--
so many happy memories of you and Wilma at Camp Asbury! I'll never forget her smile and her teaching spirit--and how many ways she could use pullet eggs....God bless you all. grace and peace Fran

   Posted Tue June 10, 2014
Dear Mr. Sylor and very extended Family, God got a wonderful lady to join him in his kingdom. I was one of Mrs. Sylor's students that she tried to teach some skills to. Sad to say it did not work but I did enjoy each time I went to her home and the camp. I remember several times that there was a 4-H meeting or a christmas party that they hosted. It will be hard to find someone with her skills to continue to teach the art of cake decorating to others. You could always count on a warm smile and a soft voice when you were greeted by her. Like many, she will be missed but will have very fond memories of her and all the things she and Mr. Sylor did for us. They made us better people and I am very thankful she took the time to show me different things. Celebrate her life, share stories and get those pictures out that you have not seen in a long time. It will be those things that will lighten your hearts and know our friend and your family member are very near to you in your hearts. My thoughts and prayers are will you. Sincerely, Sharon True, Warsaw, NY

Roy Miller
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014
Wilma was such a blessing to all who met her; me included.
Our prayers are with you at this time. We love you!
Roy & Valerie Miller

Ken & Naomi Babcock
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014
Dear Norb. Ken & I were sorry to hear of Wilma's passing even though we know where she is now. Know that you and the girls and their families are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad time. We worked many camps at Asbury when we were young. You both were a blessing to many. God bless you and yours at this time.
In His love,
Naomi & Ken Babcock

Rev. Ray Shaw
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014

I am very sorry to learn of your dear wife's passing. I lost Regina in January as you may have heard. May God be very close to you in the days and weeks ahead. Your family will also give you their support. Thanks for all you and your wife have done for God's Kingdom. You are a special couple. God loves you and so do I.

Carl Schultz
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014

Saddened but confident she is with the Lord. Being out of the area I cannot express my concern as I would like to do. You are in my prayers.


Carmen FS Vianese
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014
Dearest Norb and Family:
Please know that you and your family will be held in prayer during this time of loss and as you prepare to celebrate Wilma's life of service and Love.
Many Blessings & Hugs to each of you; Carmen

Barbara Pleckan
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014
Dear Carolyn and Tom,I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I think of the many times while we sewed,Carolyn,that you would remark on how your mom would sew; in fact much of the material and supplies came from your mom with her best wishes. And,to her credit,she brought up such a good daughter. You,Carolyn,are always the first to volunteer,the first to bake a treat,the first to sew a blanket or cook at the Soup Kitchen. I am certain that your
Mother was and is so very proud of you. God comfort you in your sorrow and please know your mom is knitting socks for Father God even as I type this and you read this note!
I am praying for both of you and your Dad as well as your Mom. Barb Pleckan

Brenda Baird
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014
Today, all of heaven is enjoying the best cinnamon rolls ever !!

Raymond Richardson
   Posted Tue June 10, 2014

Will always remember Wilma's bright and cheery personality. Always had smiles to give to everyone she met.

She will be missed by many.

Wilma Redman
   Posted Wed June 11, 2014
Dear Norb,

So sorry to hear of Wilma's passing. She was a truly lovely lady! Keeping you and your girls in my thoughts and prayers.

Wilma Redman

Randy & Linda Oldham
   Posted Wed June 11, 2014
Dear Norb,Carolyn,Tom & Families,
Please know you are in our prayers and will continue to be in the days and months ahead.
God is reaching out to you with Love to assure you, with strength to uphold you, with compassion to comfort you. Praying the Lord's presence is especially real to you as He brings you the comfort that only He can give.
In His Love,
The Oldham & Moran Families

Carol Bliss
   Posted Wed June 11, 2014
I'm sure there is a special place in heaven for quilters! Wilma provided a lot of warmth and comfort while here on earth for many and I am positive that she is still doing what she did best during her time with us. God blessed all of us who knew her.

Rev. Gary and Cheryll Wickard
   Posted Sat June 14, 2014
Norb and Family

May the God of all comfort comfort you in your loss. Your loss is Heaven's gain. Paul tells us that "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." We have that great confidence with Wilma. She was truly one Christ's followers, exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit in her life.

Brenda Hodnett
   Posted Sun June 15, 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss. Wilma was a sweet lady and loved by all who knew her. Please know that I am thinking about you and your family and praying that God will heal the pain of her loss.
Love Brenda

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