Sylvia (Mauk) James

August 27, 1949 ‒ March 26, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

Sylvia (Mauk) James, 69, of Dunnellon, Florida and formerly of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Advent Hospital in Ocala, Florida.

The daughter of Ernest and Blanche (Powell) Mauk, Sylvia was born August 27, 1949, in Carter County, Kentucky and graduated from Olive Hill High School.  On February 9, 1968, she married William “Bill” James.  For 30 years Sylvia worked for the Mansfield post office retiring as an expediter.

She enjoyed reading mystery novels.  Sylvia loved her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters Billie Mahoney (Reuben Bennett) of Commerce, Georgia and Tracy (Mickie) Spears of Mansfield; grandchildren Andie Mahoney, Michael (Krystal) Foght, Dustin Spears, and Dylan Spears; siblings Jeanie (Ollie) Boggs, Ernest Mauk Jr. (Mary), Marylyn Conn, Barbara (John) Keimer, Esther (Bill) O’Neal, Sue Bush, and Earnestine (Jim) Guntrum; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” James; and her brother-in-law Don Bush.

Her family will receive friends Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 2-5 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be Monday at 11 am.  Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate and burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Richland County Humane Society may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Sylvia was one of those special people that a person gets to meet in life. Sorry for those she has left behind, she was a one of a kind.

  • Sylvia was one of the friendliest classmates in our school. She will be missed by all.
    God Bless you as you go to be with Him .

  • My deepest Sympathy to you & your families. Your Mom was such a Sweet Friend! Hold tight to all the Fun & Beautiful Memories you have❣️ Love you Lady❤️