Sylvia J. Twaddle age 89 of Plymouth, Illinois, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Carthage Memorial Hospital. She was born May 4, 1932, in Rushville to Elsie Cripe. Sylvia was united in marriage November 10, 1951, in Colchester, to Ralph M. Twaddle.
Surviving to mourn her passing is her husband of 70 years, Ralph M. Twaddle, Plymouth, 2 sons: Steve (Cyd) Twaddle, Shirley, Arkansas, Randy (Laura) Twaddle, Blandinsville, 1 daughter: Sue (Tony) Kennicott, Melbourne, Florida, 5 grandchildren: April Wolcott, Nathan (Camila Silva) Twaddle, Randy II Twaddle, Katie Twaddle, Brent Kennicott, 1 great grandson: William Twaddle, 1 sister: Elsie Mae Haskins, Macomb, and several nieces and nephews.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her mother and 1 brother: Seth McCombs.
Sylvia, although small in stature, cast a very large shadow during her lifetime. After a rough start in life, she bloomed into a wonderful wife, mother, friend, and confident, never giving up. Her short arms gave the best hugs and small hands did amazing things. She always believed in putting the needs of others before herself. Her small size could grow into a giant if ruffled - but we knew not to ruffle Mom, and other people knew it too.
Sylvia not only raised her kids, but sometimes it seemed like her and Dad raised the whole neighborhood, always giving selflessly. She didn’t fear much (only sows) and taught those around her to be brave and confident. It serves us all well.
God lets us borrow His people for a while, then takes them home. We were lucky He let us have Sylvia for as long as He did.
Cremation rites have been accorded, Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, December 13, 2021, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:30 A.M. Monday. Memorial is to St. Judes Children’s Hospital. Online condolences and memories may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.