Sylvia Sewell (1952 - 2014)

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Sylvia Sewell

Sylvia A. "Sis" Sewell, nee Marquardt, 62, of Pocahontas, Ill., born Feb. 2, 1952, in Highland, Ill., died at 3:25 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at her home.

Sylvia grew up in Grantfork. She attended Highland High School. She worked for Chastain's Nursing Home for over 10 years. She was a stay at home mom for several years. She worked for Clean The Uniform Company in Highland for over 25 years. She enjoyed bingo, watching "Days of Our Lives", bonfires and a family get together. She was very active on "Facebook", loved spending time with her grandchildren, reading and sitting outside.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene S. Sewell Sr., whom she married on Nov. 15, 1968, in East St. Louis, Ill., and who died March 20, 1995; a son, Eugene S. "Gene" Sewell Jr.; a granddaughter, Jessica R. Sewell who died at birth; her parents, Sylvester C. and Lillian A., nee Haislar, Marquardt; three brothers, Warren S. Marquardt, Wayne J. Marquardt and Winston L. "Stoney" Marquardt; and a brother-in-law, Alexander "Al" Starko.

Surviving are her children, John L. Sewell of Pocahontas, Ill., Tina M. Sewell of Pocahontas, Ill., Brian K. Sewell of Greenville, Ill., and Erik J. Sewell of Ina, Ill.; grandchildren, Alyssa N. Sewell of Greenville, Ill., Joseph D. Sewell of Greenville, Ill., Kristopher K. Sewell of Greenville, Ill., and Emily B. Sewell of Greenville, Ill.; brothers, Wilfred A. "Willie" Marquardt of Grantfork, Ill., Walter C. (Barbara) Marquardt of Belleville, Ill., Wallace K. "Wally" Marquardt of Grantfork, Ill., and William A. "Bill" Marquardt of Grantfork, Ill.; and her sisters, Suzanne M. Mosby Hamm of Pocahontas, Ill., Sandra B. (Steven) Kaufman of Highland, Ill., Sharon M. Starko of Highland, Ill., and Sheila T. (Tony) Winter of Highland, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the . Expressions of sympathy may be made online by visiting

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, and 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home - Highland, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, Highland, Ill., with Brother Don Schmollinger officiating. Interment will be at Brown Cemetery, Pocahontas, Ill.

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Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth
Highland, IL 62249-0187
(618) 654-2133
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Aug. 23, 2014
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