Sylvia R. Seemiller, 89, of Granite City, Ill., born Sept. 15, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., passed away at 8:31 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, Ill.
Sylvia was a dedicated and faithful member of GCFirst Assembly of God Church in Granite City. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William "Ray" and Arizona, nee Stephens, Hollis; a sister, Dorothy Roberson; and a grandson, Jeremy O'Gara.
Surviving are her beloved husband, Hans B. Seemiller, whom she married on April 8, 1960, in St. Louis, Mo.; four children and spouses, Harold Ray and Linda Smallie of Pontoon Beach, Sharon and Ronald Gregory of Mitchell, Lynette and Lloyd "Ray" Vaughn of Mitchell and Jeffrey and Cheryl Seemiller of Arlington Heights; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Glen and Lora Hollis of Granite City, Paul and Diane Hollis of Granite City and David Hollis of Granite City; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Norma Roney of St. Charles, Naomi and Gene Thomas of Pontoon Beach and Joy and Larry Fencel of Cedar Ridge, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
Memorials may be made to GCFirst Assembly of God Church and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com
Visitation: In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, and from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at the funeral home with Reverend Rich Smallie officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon, Ill.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 22, 2016