On the morning Dec. 19, 2014, Sylvia Schumann, 92, of Marvell, passed away peacefully at the start of her day.

On the morning Dec. 19, 2014, Sylvia Schumann, 92, of Marvell, passed away peacefully at the start of her day. 

Sylvia was born in Trenton, Tenn.  She grew up in Blytheville, where she made a lifelong friend Francis Tate. 

On March 1, 1945, she married William Edward Schumann and moved to Helena to begin her married life.  They had two children William Lee and Cynthia Jane. 

Her husband, William Edward and her children William Lee and Cynthia Jane preceded her in death.  

She leaves five grandchildren, Christine Schumann Hiller and spouse Jason, Theresa Schumann Alford and spouse Lance, William Lee Schumann II and spouse Dori, Adam Goddard Newquist and spouse Amanda and Cynthia Kate Newquist; four great-grandchildren, Cole Edward Hiller, Lydia Marie Hiller, Olivia Jane Schumann and Laura Leigh Schumann.

Sylvia worked as civil servant with the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier.  She retired after 26 years of service.  She has been a member of the First Baptist Church in Marvell since 1952.  She cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.

A graveside service for Sylvia Schumann was held, Dec. 23, 2014 at Sunset Memorial Park in Helena-West Helena.  Brother Justin Curtis officiated.

Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena, directed services.  Friends and relatives may sign the online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.