Sylvia Faye Wools, 94, Colony, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Windsor Place in Iola.
She was born on May 24, 1918 in Bronson, the daughter of Anthony Wayne and Jessie (Rose) Thompson. Sylvia attended Welda High School before she married Wayne William Wools on Aug. 16, 1934 in Garnett. This union was blessed with 13 children, seven boys and six girls.
At the age 16, she was baptized in a farm pond near Lone Elm. She attended Colony Methodist Church. Sylvia loved music, loved to dance and published a book of poems in 1976. Sylvia also enjoyed painting and writing songs. Her pride and joy were her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Jessie Thompson; husband, Wayne Wools on Nov. 2, 1977; son, Larry Wayne Wools on Feb. 5, 1987; grandson, Walter Leon Waddell Jr.; four granddaughters, Kathy Faye Wools, Connie Lynn Wools, Delores Ann Wools, and Ronnie Wools; several great-grandchildren; four sisters and two brothers.
Sylvia is survived by six sons, Ward Wools of Savonburg, Ray Wools and wife Grace, Kincaid, Ronald Wools, Moran, Stephen Wools, Roy Wools and wife Deborah, and Leonard Wools and wife Debbie, Colony; six daughters, Evelyn Noah, Paradise, Texas, Carolyn Denny, Savonburg, Beverly Pinneo and husband Wesley, Gayle Beckmon and husband Leland, and Jane Kersley and husband Herb, Kincaid, Marilyn West and husband Darren, Jerico Springs, Mo.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Colony. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mildred. The family will greet friends at the funeral home in Colony on Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Anderson County.
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
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