Sylvia Ann Hommon died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 after a year long battle with lung cancer. She was 75 years old. Her daughter Kelly was by her side.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Pence and Edna (Justice) Pence of London, Ohio.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gene Hommon of Plain City; her daughter, Kelly Hommon who resides in Southern California; her son, Michael Hommon; his fiancé, Melissa Danforth; her granddaughter, Kendall Hommon of Plain City; her sister, Darlene (Daisy) Donahue of Tampa, Florida; her niece, Ann Schirack of Columbus; her sister, Ada Garrett of London; her brother, James Pence of Columbus; her sister, Georgia Mitchell of Columbus; and her sister-in-law, Patricia (Hommon) Tate of Westchester, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
Born on Nov. 24,1937 in Newport, Ohio just south of London, Sylvia graduated from London High School. She then received training as a cosmetologist and owned several beauty salons that operated in Plain City in the '60s and '70s. Her first salon on South Chillicothe Street was the building that now sits in Pastime Park as the the Park Office building.
Sylvia has been a resident of Plain City for over 50 years. She was an engaged and active mother, attending every one of Kelly's volleyball and basketball games at Jonathan Alder and Michael's Little League games. She was active in both Kelly and Michael's activities, including 4-H and showing horses at the local fairs during the summers. She served as a Blue Bird and Campfire Girls troupe leader and was a past member of the Pastime Pool Board. Gene and Sylvia have been active in the Plain City community through the Plain City Lions Club.
She was known for her quick wit, impeccable sense of aesthetics and uncompromised truth telling. She was an avid Bridge player, a lover of dogs, classic movies, crossword puzzles and Scrabble. She was an excellent cook, baker and hostess. She created many magical holidays for her family.
A Memorial service will be held at FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St. (state Route 161 W.), Plain City, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations can be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation http://www.macular.org/howhelp.html
, James Fund for Life at the James Cancer Center at Ohio State University https://www.giveto.osu.edu/igive/onlinegiving/fundDonation.aspx?fund=310921
or The Kobacker House https://foundation.ohiohealth.com/programs/hospice-giving
in Sylvia's name.
to share a special memory.