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Oehler Funeral Home

2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL

OBITUARY

Sylvia Grace Darby

October 23, 1933September 5, 2020
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Sylvia Grace Darby, 86, of Des Plaines, IL. passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at St. Alexis Hospital in Hoffman Estates, IL. Sylvia was born in Monaca, PA on October 23, 1933. She survived her husband, Donald Darby of 36 years.

Sylvia was a loving and caring mother, grandma, GiGi (great grandma) and friend to many. She was a dedicated Registered Nurse for more than 50 years. She loved nursing and all the people she worked alongside. She was always busy with her many hobbies; reading (mysteries were her favorites), gardening, quilting, chocolate house making, traveling the world or just setting time aside to chat. Sylvia is survived by her children; Deborah (Tom) Johnson, Daniel (Linda) Darby, Patrick (Liz) Darby, and Pam Darby; grandchildren Brian (Elizabeth) Johnson, Paul (Staci) Darby, Christopher (Karri) Johnson, Keith Darby, Kevin Johnson, Brittany (Adam) Personett and James Darby; and great-grandchildren Ella Darby, Garrett and Brandon Johnson, Alexandria Johnson and Bert Personett.

A private visitation and prayer service will be held for immediate family at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street in Des Plaines. The service will be available via livestream on the Oehler Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 11am on Friday, September 11 by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/wdhw7ur

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Manuel Gonzalez

September 18, 2020

Sylvia was a great nurse,a great mother,and above all a great friend.She was one of the stalwart if the OR.we had great times at LGH and at GolfSurgery.Thecrew at Golf are like family to all . She will be missed prayers and condolences to the family.

Peggy hurrie

September 14, 2020

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady! Sylvia and I worked together for many years at Gulf surgical Center and share breakfast every morning together. ! She was a great nurse and I always enjoyed working with her. She was so talented in so many ways and I did have one of her Halloween chocolate houses which was great and our grandchildren enjoyed it. We shared a lot of thoughts together and I will certainly miss her! Miss you rest in peace and God bless her and prayers to all the family

Sue Plessas

September 12, 2020

Sylvia was a wonderful woman. So kind, generous, a great coworker and a fantastic cook - I benefited from a lot of her leftover meals. She had more energy than most of her coworkers. I'll miss her.
My deepest condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.

Marilyn Erion

September 11, 2020

I was a coworker of Sylvia for the 12 years we worked at Golf Surgical. We shared what was going on in our lives via birthday and Christmas cards. She made a chocolate Halloween house for our nephew. We truly will miss her.

Kerri Hanson

September 11, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Sylvia’s family. She will always be in my heart. She found me some quilting material and made my dear Beasley his personal quilt. Trixie is quite the character, Loved and enjoyed the times we shared. Working with her at Golf Surgical, she always made me laugh with her. Now Beasley can take care of beloved Sylvia (Trixie). You’ll be missed!!!

Dale Scarimbolo

September 11, 2020

My fondest memories were the quilting classes with Sylvia. It was an honor to work with her at Golf surgical. Rest In Peace



Tessa Volini

September 11, 2020

Our deepest condolences. The memorial video is beautiful. We loved having Sylvia as a neighbor. Sending loving thoughts and prayers!

Warmest Regards,

Bob & Tessa

Karen Mnichowicz

September 10, 2020

Debbie and the Darby family..
Only wonderful memories of the times working with Sylvia in the OR at Lutheran General. May you all find comfort knowing she is forever with you in her eternal peace. God bless.

Sherry Magid

September 10, 2020

My condolences to your family. I worked with Sylvia at Golf Surgical Center. She was the most caring and loving person. She always made us smile and provided wonderful goodies! She will truly be missed.
May her memory be a blessing to your family and all that knew her.
Fondly,
Sherry Magid

Leanne Diete

September 10, 2020

My condolences to Sylvia’s family. I worked with Sylvia for many years at Golf Surgical Center. She was compassionate and hard working. I think of her every time I make her famous toffee recipe. She was truly an amazing woman and will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace.

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