Sylvia J. Cline made her journey home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday morning.
Sylvia was born October 16, 1933 in Point Pleasant, WV. to Goldia (Love) and Richard Willcoxen. She graduated in 1951 from Point Pleasant High School and began work at GC Murphy 5&10 then worked as a telephone operator both in Point Pleasant and Alliance.
One evening while walking to a bonfire a young man drove past in his 1934 Plymouth. Ma let out her famous whistle, her sister said to her "wouldn't it be funny if he turned into the party" and the rest is history. Love blossomed. Robert L. Cline and Sylvia J. Willcoxen were married on April 26, 1952 and celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Sylvia was a member of Sebring Friends Church and faithful servant of the Lord. She served as Treasurer, Trustee, Teacher and Prayer Warrior spanning many years. She was a Girl Scout Leader for the Ohezeu Neighborhood- The Mingo District; volunteered at Pegasus Farms of Hartville. Sylvia and Robert could be seen on the auction circuit hunting treasure. She was a faithful attendee of Ponderosa Park.
She was employed as a bus driver for West Branch School District serving the children and youth of the district for 34 years. Sylvia instilled in her children and grandchildren a Love of the Lord being a servant wherever she could serve, a strong work ethic to always do the best job and be at work every day.
Survivors include her daughters Kathy (David) Waltz of Canton and Debra (Lee) Leininger of Hanoverton; daughter-in-law Jane Kritz-Cline of Colorado. She is also survived by grandchildren Matthew Cline of Colorado, Nathan (Christa) Cline of Colorado, Tim Waltz of Canton, Sarah (Razza) Fayyaz of Canton, Eric (Sarah) Gooding of Deerfield, Dakota Gooding of Berlin Center; great grandchildren Zane Fayyaz, Samuel Gooding, Maggie, McKena and Logan Cline; sisters Lib Price of Charlotte, NC., Karen Alexander of Gastonia, NC., Ann Caston of Hardy, VA., Linda Carney of Point Pleasant, WV., Kathy Martyn of Thurman, OH.,; brothers WM Richard "Sunny" Willcoxen of Thurman, OH., Larry Willcoxen of Point Pleasant, WV. Besides her parents Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband Robert L. Cline on October 25, 2012, son Robert E. "Ed" Cline on January 21, 2018 and grandson Adam D. McMichael on July 9, 2017.
The family wishes to thank Alliance Visiting Nurses and Support Staff for the compassionate care given to Sylvia. Thank you to the owners, Sheila and Tim Pendleton of The Haven for the great care, compassion and love shown to Ma and our entire family.
A Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Sebring Friends Church with Pastors Quint Bryan and Lynn Moore officiating. Friends and family will be received on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the church and the hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Friends may sign the guest register and view the obituary at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, Ohio 330.938.2526.