Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sylvia Utz (October 5, 2009)

Sylvia Utz, 110, of Greenville, died early Monday morning, October 5, 2009 at the Brethren Retirement Community. Mrs. Utz was a former resident of Oakes Rd., Pitsburg and N. Main St., Arcanum. Mrs. Utz was born in Franklin Township, Darke County on March 9, 1899, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Clara Belle (Newcomer) Booker. She was a Homemaker and Mother. Sylvia was a member of Pitsburg Church of the Brethren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 83 years Harley Utz, who died November 12, 2001, her son Emerson Utz, 2 grandchildren Tom Brown and Virginia Baxter, 2 brothers Harless and Willis Booker, and 2 sisters Delcie Kress and Viola Myers. Sylvia is survived by her daughter Doris Jean Brown of Phoenix, Arizona; son Harley Utz, Jr. and wife Rosemary of Minden, Nevada; 3 grandsons Steven A. Utz and wife Christy of Dayton, Byron Utz and wife Marcia of Arcanum, and Eric Utz of Greenville; 7 Great Grandchildren and 8 Great Great Grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum with Pastor Ty Pyles officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery Pitsburg. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday 5 - 7 PM at the funeral home.