Sylvia G. Tracy, 92 Athens, Ohio, and formerly of Bella Vista, Ark. and Fairview, passed away Sunday morning Feb. 24 at The Athens Laurels nursing and rehabilitation center.
She had resided with her daughter Mary (Tracy) and son-in-law Larry Jageman since 2011.
Sylvia will be sadly missed because she is known by her family as our advisor, caring, concerned, challenger, communicator, listener, confidant, collector, crafter, jewelry creator, coffee and hot chocolate brewer, culinary cook, social-able hostess, hugger, jokester, decorator, organizer, delighted driver, daring card player, planner, provider, and our family matriarch who drew us together and held us together.
Sylvia was born on July 30, 1920, in Neosho.
She was united in marriage to the late Woodrow Wilson Tracy (1920 - 1993) on Aug. 5, 1936 and they resided together in Fairview. Sylvia was employed at Kraft Foods of Neosho for 30 years (1949-1979).
She was preceded in death by her parents William Calvin Enlow and Etta May Enlow; her brothers, Glen Enlow, James Enlow; her sisters, Esther Oxford, Peggy Smith, Goldie Bonner, Ila Jean Knox; and her two daughters, Barbara Harp, and Doris Knight-Turner.
Sylvia is survived by her daughter Mary Jean and husband Larry Jageman; her son, Woodrow Tracy, Jr. and wife Alfretta “Pete;” 11 grandchildren: Clifford Harp, Tracy Harp and wife Susie, Brad Jageman and wife Rebecca, Broc Jageman, Lisa (Tracy) and husband Steve Reeder, Kim (Tracy) and husband Brian Jacobus, Jamie (Tracy) and husband Doug Pendergraft, Jeannie (Tracy) and husband Ryan Breese, Jackie (Knight) and husband Jon Wren, Charley Knight and friend Julie, Jim Knight and wife Krissy; and 20 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; 34 nieces; and 23 nephews.
A Sylvia Tracy memorial celebration will be held Sunday July 28, noon to 5 p.m. at the Fairview Community Center. Fairview is 18 miles east of Neosho on Mo. Hwy. 86. We will be sharing our favorite memories of Sylvia; plus, we will enjoy lunch, songs, games, and conversation together.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given in memory of Sylvia, Woodrow Sr., Barbara, &/or Doris Tracy, and made out to Larry Jageman for the Tracy Scholarship Fund. Checks may be mailed to Larry Jageman, Scholarship Adm., 51 Charles St., Athens, OH, 45701. RSVP your number attending and any questions by July 21 to Mary or Larry at 740-592-2123 or after July 21 call 740-591-3737.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, Ohio.