Sylvia Jean (nee Kosfeld) Hartwick of Bourbon, Missouri was born on October 14, 1935 in Cuba, Missouri to Martin L. and Gertrude C. (nee Siemens) Kosfeld and passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the age of 85 years.
Sylvia married Ivan P. Hartwick on June 16, 1956.
Sylvia was a lifetime resident of Crawford County, with most of her years spent in Bourbon, Missouri where she was a homemaker.
She was an active member of the Bourbon Seventh-day Adventist Church into which she was baptized on September 6, 1952, serving in many offices and taking on various responsibilities throughout the years.
She had a beautiful singing voice, winning a 1 rating in Girls High Voice at the Central Missouri District Competition at Rolla on March 30, 1951 and an Honor Rating 2 at the University of Missouri Columbia’s Missouri Interscholastic Meet - Music Festival on April 28, 1951. Through the years she sang solos, sang in duets and trios for church services and other local programs.
Sylvia is remembered for her pleasant smile and contagious laughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Gertrude Kosfeld; three brothers, Martin Kosfeld, Milton Kosfeld and Larry Kosfeld; two sisters, Ruth Kosfeld and Alice Woodruff; and one sister-in-law Jean Kosfeld.
She is survived by her husband, Ivan Hartwick of Bourbon, Missouri; three children, Dennis Hartwick and wife LaDonna of Bourbon, Missouri, David Hartwick of Bourbon, Missouri and Annette Sammons and husband Mike of Venice, Florida; three sisters-in-law, Chris Kosfeld of Mont Alto, Pennyslvania, Nelda Kosfeld of Glendale, Arizona and Edna Bawolek of Hubertus, Wisconsin; six granddaughters, Erica Hartwick of Bourbon, Missouri, Andrea Strothcamp and husband Jacob of Bourbon, Missouri, Larisa, Alanna and Ariel Sammons of Florida; two great grandchildren, Drawe Froning and Luna Wagner; other relatives and friends.
It was Sylvia’s request to have a private burial at the Bourbon Cemetery.
A Memorial/Celebration of Life gathering will take place at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.