MRS. MYRTLE L. SILVIS, 59, Shelocta, RD 1, South Bend Township, died suddenly at her home at 12:15 Monday afternoon, Jan. 16, 1950. Born on Feb. 24, 1890, at DuBois, she was the daughter of Mason and Nan McGaughey.
She is survived by her husband Eric I. Silvis, and by seven sons: Guy V., Somerset; Donald E., Beaver; William M.Duquesne; Glenn K. Duquesne; Steel E., Elderton; John M. and Robert C., at home; six daughters: Mrs. Mary Katherine Clark, Canton, Ohio; Mrs. Edna l. Girt, Duquesne; Mrs. Nettie G. Rearick, Elderton; Mrs. Mabel Tressler, Pittsburgh and Peggy R., at home.
Also surviving are her mother-in-law, Mrs. Michael K. Silvis, at home; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Slopey, Burbanks, California; two brothers, Dal and Otto McGaughey, Akron, Ohio, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Steel Kerr, Indiana. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends were received at her residence until 11:00 Thursday morning when the body was removed to St. Jacob's Evangelical and Reformed church of South Bend where services wer held. Student Pastor George Geisler was in charge, and burial was in the South Bend Cemetery.
MICHAEL K. SILVIS - B. 1846 - D. 1921
Sp: Fanny C. Allshouse - B. 1859 - D. 1925
ERIC I. SILVIS - B. 1889 - D. 1961 - South Bend Cemetery
Sp: Myrtle McGaughey - B. 1890 - D. 1950 - South Bend Cemetery
31 Grandchildren - 26 Great grandchildren
1. Guy V. Silvis - Somerset, PA
2. Donald E. Silvis - B. 1909 -D. 1977 - Glendale, CA - South Bend Cemetery
3. Catherine Nancy Clark - Canton, OH
4. Edna L. Girt - B. 1914 - D. 1966 - Duquesne, PA
5. Nettie G. Rearick - Elderton, PA
6. Helen Rearick - Elderton, PA
7. William M. Silvis - East McKeesport, Pa
8. Glenn K. Silvis - Duquesne, PA
9. Steel E. Silvis - Niles, OH
10. Mabel Tressler - Monroeville, PA
11. John (Jack M. Silvis, South Bend
12. Robert C. Silvis - South Bend Twp, PA
13. Peggy R. Lukehart - Shelocta, PA
Jack M. Silvis - B. 1927 - D. 1991 - South Bend Buried South Bend Cemetery
Sp: Betty J. Miller - South Bend Twp, PA