Sylvia I. (Pemberton) (Klavon) Simms, 92, of Geneseo died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo, the Rev. Stephen Mueller officiating. Burial was in North Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church or St. John’s Lutheran Church, Geneseo.

Sylvia I. (Pemberton) (Klavon) Simms, 92, of Geneseo died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo, the Rev. Stephen Mueller officiating. Burial was in North Cemetery, Geneseo. Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church or St. John’s Lutheran Church, Geneseo.

Stackhouse-Moore Funeral and Cremation Services assisted with arrangements.

Sylvia Pemberton was born July 12, 1926, in Geneseo, the daughter of Henry and Nellie (Sanders) Pemberton. She attended Geneseo schools and graduated with a GED in 1974. On July 3, 1943, she married Harry A. Klavon in Geneseo. He died April 1, 1997. She married Vernon M. Simms on Oct. 5, 2002, in Geneseo. He died March 27, 2009.

Sylvia had owned and operated Sylvia’s Beauty Shop in Geneseo for 42 years until retiring in 2005.

Sylvia was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo VFW Women’s Auxiliary and the Geneseo American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed collecting dolls.

Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn (Joe Gargano) Anderson of East Moline, Carolyn (Dan) Werner of Geneseo and Jane (Jack) Copeland of Moline; three sons, Rusell (Lynn) Klavon of Geneseo, Dennis (Ann) Klavon of Monett, Mo. and Raymond (Jennie) Klavon of Geneseo; 12 grandchildren, Richard Anderson, John Anderson, Jennifer Schroeder, Kevin Klavon, Kelly Cortez, Erika Watkins, Nathan Klavon, Denise Kurima, Brenda Hallendorff, Josh Stidham, Becca Stidham and Jordan Copeland; four step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a daughter, Darla Stidham, son-in-law, Rich Anderson, two daughters-in-law, Carol Klavon and Annette Klavon, three brothers, two sisters and two grandsons, Marcus Klavon and Kyle Klavon.