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Obituary for Sylvia Irene Smith
Sylvia Irene Smith, 104, died on February 5th 2012 in Allentown PA. She was the wife of Archie C. Smith, a St Louis Police Officer who died in 1989. Sylvia was born April 19, 1907 in Poplar Bluff MO. As a young woman she modeled hats for buyers in the St Louis garment industry and then became a hair dresser. She was past president of the 6th Infantry Auxiliary at Jefferson Barracks in St Louis where she will be interred with her husband Archie. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was active in many other activities at Bethel U.C.C. church in Florissant MO. Sylvia is survived by her daughter Betty I. Silfies and her husband Sherwood of Macungie, grandson David C. Zipf and wife Diana of Buck’s County, granddaughter Janice Z. Speer and husband Larry of Virginia, and three grandsons, Alex and Andrew Zipf and Nolan Speer. Sylvia is predeceased by her brother William Francis Luttrell. Sylvia’s family would like to thank the staff of Unit D6 at Cedarbrook for their loving care and support. Memorial services will be held at 11am Thursday February 9th, 2012 in the Parlor Room at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, Allentown, 18104. Call from 10-11am in the Parlor Room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.