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 Sylvia Cleland

Sylvia Cleland, 76, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011 at her home in Adel.
Sylvia Loretta Sumerlin was born July 23, 1934 to Herman and Jessie Bell Sumerlin in Lakeview. Her early childhood was spent in Coos County, then later moving to Bly were she attended grade school.
In 1948 Sylvia’s mother Jessie married Mark Parting and they moved to Mark’s ranch near New Pine Creek. Sylvia graduated from Lakeview High School in 1952 and OTI in 1955.
Sylvia married Glenn Cleland on Nov 26, 1955.
Sylvia served as school clerk in Adel for over 29 years. Se was a 4-H leader and taught Sunday school for several years. She was instrumental in getting the Adel Cemetery established and served as director until her death. Sylvia spent many enjoyable hours researching Warner Valley history as well as her family genealogy.
Sylvia was preceded in death by  her husband of 49 years Glenn; two infant brothers James and Roy; daughter-in-law Ann Cleland; granddaughter Jeny Cleland.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Chuck and Correne of Klamath Falls and Bill and Sally of Adel. Daughter and son-in-law Deb and Les Lucht of Eltopia, Wash; daughter Sue McLain of Adel; numerous grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at the Adel Cemetery on Friday, June 3, 2011 with the Rev. Raymond Hopp and Leon Flick conducting. The burial followed the graveside service.
Contributions in memory of Sylvia Cleland may be made to the Adel Cemetery Memorial Fund, c/o Sue McLain, P.O. Box 41, Adel 97620.
Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel had charge of the arrangements.

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