Sylvia Lee Davis

November 4, 1935April 14, 2018

Sylvia Lee Davis, 82, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Sylvia was born in Hartford City, IN to Dorothy and Ted Overmyer and graduated from Hartford City High School. After working in positions as a statistical typist for Ft. Wayne Corrugated and Detmer, Lipp & Co., and as an Executive Secretary with top Navy security clearance for Magnavox, Sylvia channeled her energies towards raising her children. Her organizational skills were applied through her many philanthropic endeavors, which included The West Central Board Member, Ft. Wayne Christmas Bureau president, and numerous church councils and committees. When her children were grown, Sylvia obtained her commercial realtors license and enjoyed working for Sturges, Griffin, Trent & Co.

Sylvia had a lifelong love of sewing, with her talents earning many grand champion ribbons at the Indiana State Fair. She created countless special items for family and friends and over seventy-five quilts for families of organ donors.

Although a lifelong Hoosier, Sylvia was eagerly anticipating relocating to Oregon. Because of this impending move, she had an opportunity to say most of her goodbyes and share fond memories to her many cherished friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Jack, Sylvia is survived by her son Roger (Cindy) Davis of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Lori (Steve) Datena of Portland, Ore.; granddaughter, Meredith Datena of Portland, Ore.; and sister, Carole Overmyer, of Ft. Wayne, Ind. In accordance with Sylvia’s wishes, her body was cremated.

At a later date, there will be a memorial service to celebrate Sylvia’s life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, and an affirmation of Sylvia’s life can be made by sharing an act of kindness.

Arrangements by Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Rd. Chapel.


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Sylvia Lee Davis

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