Sylvia Garman

Sylvia Garman
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Sylvia Ruth Garman, nee Simmons, 78, of Belleville, IL, born May 13, 1937, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Swansea Rehab and Healthcare Center, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Garman was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, James and Virginia, nee Foster, Simmons; two brothers, Warren and James Simmons; and four sisters, Ina Simmons, Lois Burns, and twin sisters who died in infancy.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas Garman of Wood River, IL,
and Nathan (Tara) Garman of Swansea, IL;
four grandchildren, Ashley (Mark Carter) Malone,
Jackson Garman,
Cheyenne Simmons,
and Benjamin Williams;
one great-granddaughter, Amieya Malone;
one brother, Allen Simmons;
and two sisters, Elizabeth Simmons of Belleville, IL,
and Rita Weems of California;

Memorials may be made to the family.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, at the funeral home, with Rev. Margaret Lee officiating.  Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL, at a later date.

Condolences Left For Sylvia Garman

It seems unfair that death should have the power to claim the life of our loved ones, and cause such a devastating experience for the ones still living. When death happens our Father in heaven feels the same pain that we feel. He never wanted mankind to experience such pain. He promise to eliminate the enemy that has caused mankind to suffer so severely. (1Cor. 15:26) The reason he has not acted so quickly to remove this enemy (death) is because he is patiently waiting for those who do not know him, to gain accurate knowledge of him from is word the bible. (2 Peter 3:9) In the very near future Jehovah God will give his son Christ Jesus the command to go subduing in the mist of his enemies. He will destroy Satan and remove him and his followers, and when he brings our loved ones back to life they will live without Satan’s interference. (Rev. 20:1-3) How grateful we can be that God has a loving arrangement for our loved ones who are now resting in their graves. (John 5:28, 29)

Valerie Jordan, Vanceboro , NC,

The Cherry Street Community Church of God extends to the family of Mrs Sylvia Garman our prayers and heartfelt sympathy. May God comforting love be yours at this time of your sorrow.

Rev Margaret Lee & Community Church of God, , , 62254


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