Sylvia A. Wroten, 67, of Bellefontaine and formerly of DeGraff, passed away at 7:55 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014 at home. She was born in Bellefontaine on September 9, 1946 to the late Ralph Edward and Georgia (Insley) Stamm. She was also preceded in death by her son James “J.R.” Lamb and step-mother Margaret “Peg” Wise.
She is survived by her children Terri Lamb and David (Stephanie) Lamb, both of Bellefontaine; four grandchildren, Tara Snyder, Megan (Michael) Albert, Amanda Lamb and Austin Lamb; four great grandchildren, Crosley, Cason, Cruz and Olivia; a brother Ray (Linda) Stamm of Bellefontaine; step-brothers Joe (Karen) Wise of Cridersville and Ron (Linda) Wise of Belle Center; and a step-daughter Stephanie (John) Butler of Bellefontaine.
Sylvia retired from Siemens following 25 years of service. She owned and operated the Morning Glory and Village Pantry Restaurant in DeGraff, worked as a receptionist at All Around Accounting and most recently worked as a security guard for Acrux. She enjoyed the beach, reading, collecting teddy bears, completing crossword puzzles, and watching OSU football and Law-N-Order. Sylvia was instrumental in starting the Lakeview Santa’s Workshop and loved playing Mrs. Claus for the kids. She was affectionately referred to as “Grandma Fifi” by her grandkids.
Pastor Dwight Metzger and Bud Jackson will officiate a funeral service at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 9th from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212 or to the Lakeview Santa’s Workshop, P.O. Box 707, Lakeview, Ohio 43331.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.