Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Bobbye Farris Sylva



Bobbye Farris Sylva, 79, of Centervill­e, Ohio, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at St. Leonard Health and Rehabilita­tion Center after a short battle with lung cancer.

She was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Buchanan, Tenn., to the late Henry and Rosalie Farris, and graduated Scott High School, Coatesvill­e, Pa. in 1953.

Bobbye married in 1956, moving to New York and Florida before settling in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she took bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public education from the University of Cincinnati.

Her career was spent with the Northwest Local School District in Cincinnati, first teaching high school English, later becoming a high school librarian, and also as a library coordinato­r for the district’s 14 schools.

Retiring in 1998, she was lucky to travel through the world and through our beautiful national parks. She moved in 2008 to Centervill­e to be near her son Ron.

She is survived by her son, Ron of Bellbrook, Ohio; her sister, Sue Gerry Priddy of Lancaster County, Pa.; her sister, Wanda Villibrand­t of Boynton Beach, Fla.; brothers, James Farris and Warren Farris of southeaste­rn Pennsylvan­ia; and by her numerous lovely nieces and nephews in Pennsylvan­ia and Florida.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main St., Centervill­e, Ohio.

Family will greet friends for a reception following the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Dayton, and the Health and Rehab Center of St. Leonard for all their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037.

Condolence­s may be sent to the family by visiting www.routsong.com.

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