Rebecca Ann (Ford) Sykes
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MANSFIELD: Rebecca Ann (Ford) Sykes, 60, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield. Born August 11, 1953 in Houston, TX, she was the daughter of R.A. (1921-2002) and Leota Elizabeth (Ehney) (1913-2003) Ford. She moved to Ohio in 1981 and married Gerald Felix Sykes. Rebecca loved to sew and do crafts of all kinds. She and her husband were foster parents for Richland County Children's Services from 1987-1991 and fostered 14 children. Rebecca was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.
Rebecca is survived by her stepdaughter, Therese (Dan) Field of Jackson, MI; stepsons, Gerald H. Sykes of Jackson, MI, Michael (Mary Kay) Sykes of Kalamazoo, MI, Kevin Sykes of Niles, MI, and Steve (Chris) Sykes of Mattawan, MI; and her sons, John Sykes of Columbus and Allen Sykes of Mansfield. She has ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald (1930-2013) and stepson, Bernard Sykes (1959-1995).
According to her wishes, there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the
. Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Rebecca Sykes.
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Published in the News Journal on July 6, 2014