Sylvia A. Sewell

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Sylvia A. Sewell, age 62, of Pocahontas, passed away Thursday, August 21 at her residence. Funeral services for 62 year old Sylvia A. Sewell will be held Tuesday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery in Pocahontas. Friends may call Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

She was born on Saturday, February 02, 1952, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Sylvester C. and Lillian A. (nee Haislar) Marquardt.

She married Eugene S. Sewell, Sr. who passed away on Monday, March 20, 1995.

Sylvia was born at Highland; grew up in Grantfork; attended Highland High School. She worked for Chastain’s Nursing Home at Highland 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.

Survivors include:
Son – John L. Sewell, Pocahontas, IL
Daughter – Tina M. Sewell, Pocahontas, IL
Son – Brian K. Sewell, Greenville, IL
Son – Erik J. Sewell, Ina, IL
Grandchild – Aylssa N. Sewell, Greenville, IL
Grandchild – Joseph D. Sewell, Greenville, IL
Grandchild – Kristopher K. Sewell, Greenville, IL
Grandchild – Emily B. Sewell, Greenville, IL
Brother – Wilfred A. “Willie” Marquardt, Grantfork, IL
Brother – Walter C. (Barbara) Marquardt, Belleville, IL
Brother – Wallace K. “Wally” Marquardt, Grantfork, IL
Brother – William A. “Bill” Marquardt, Grantfork, IL
Sister – Suzanne M. Mosby Hamm, Pocahontas, IL
Sister – Sandra B. (Steven) Kaufman, Highland, IL
Sister – Sharon M. Starko, Highland, IL
Sister – Shelia T. (Tony) Winter, Highland, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Sylvester C. Marquardt died 12/07/1994
Mother – Lillian A. Marquardt nee Haislar died 3/7/1986
Husband – Eugene S. “Gene” Sewell, Sr. died 3/20/1995
Son – Eugene S. “Gene” Sewell, Jr. died 3/4/2002
Grandchild – Jessica Renee Sewell died at birth
Brother – Warren S. Marquardt died 2/15/1975
Brother – Wayne J. Marquardt died 5/20/1993
Brother – Winston L. “Stoney” Marquardt died 5/17/2002
Brother In-law – Alexander “Al” Starko died 6/2/2013

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