- Local Guide
Sylvia L. Engel, 88, of St. Marys, died at 8:07 p.m. Monday May 5, 2014, at St. Marys Living Center, with her children at her bedside.
She was born on April 20, 1926, in St Marys, to Raymond and Leila (Jacoby) Haseker.
On Oct. 8, 1947, at St. Paul’s E and R Church in St. Marys, she married Donald L. Engel, who died on Dec. 5, 2010.
Survivors include a son, Randolph (Jill) Engel of Celina; a daughter, Adele (Gerald Freewalt) Fast of St. Marys; two grandsons, Dr. Trenton (Bridget) Engel of Denver, Colo.; and Eric Fast of Orlando, Fla.; three stepgrandchildren, Kyle Menchofer of Celina; Kami (Brandon) Wilson of Newport , N.C.; and Ann (Sam) Li of Celina; two great-grandchildren, Sophie and Alexis Engel; five stepgreat-grandchildren, Charli and Tavian Wilson and Ethan, Carter and Myah Li; and a sister, Doris (David) Lawrence of Toledo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Leila Haseker, husband Donald Engel and brother Louis Haseker.
She was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School, Class of 1944, and Frederick’s Beauty Academy in Lima.
A licensed hairdresser, she operated Sylvia’s Beauty Shop in St. Marys for 43 years.
She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and its women’s guild, Hawthorne Chapter 119 OES, NW Ohio Hairdressers’ Association and National Cosmetology Association.
Her favorite pastimes included reading and playing cards.
Rites are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Miller - Long and Folk funeral Home, 314 W. High Street Chapel, in St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home on High Street.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul’s UCC.
Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.