CORYVILLE - Mary L. Silvis, 84, passed away on Monday (Oct. 20, 2014) at the Lakeview Senior Care Center, Smethport, following a long illness.
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Born Aug. 24, 1930 in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Vincent O. and Alice K. Shields Acre. On Jan. 22, 1949 in the First Baptist Church in Olean, N.Y., she married Edward F. Silvis, who passed away on March 7, 2006.
Mary was a 1948 graduate of Smethport High School and had been a longtime resident of Coryville. A devoted homemaker, she was a member of the Coryville Evangelical United Brethern Church before it closed, and has been a member of the Coryville Church of Faith since its conception. Mary loved her church and church family and was known by all as "Grandma Mary." She was a longtime Sunday School teacher, member of the choir and the Faithworkers. Mary had faithfully prayed until she saw the salvation of all her children. She had been a member of a bowling league in Smethport for several years. She loved camping with her husband and family and attending family reunions, she also enjoyed sewing.
Surviving are two sons, Robert (Cora) Silvis of Bradford and Ronald (Kathy) Silvis of Coryville and two daughters, Bonnie (Rev. James) Owens of Bradford and Betty (Robert) Johnson of Hamlin, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Vincent "Bud" (Doris) Acre of Duke Center.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julie L . Penird in 2000; a great-grandson Vincent E. Silvis in 2012; and a sister Ann Grinolds.
Friends may call from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Coryville Church of Faith. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Kent Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Moody Hollow Cemetery, Coryville.
Memorials may be made to the Coryville Church of Faith.
Frame Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com
Frame Funeral Home
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Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 22 to Oct. 28, 2014