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Sylvia I. Conklin Sept. 6, 1913 -- Sept. 11, 2005

LEWISTON -- Sylvia I. Conklin, grandmother of 32, died Sunday in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence. She was 92.

Born Sylvia Gaines in Clearfield, Pa., she married Walter Conklin and moved to Buffalo in 1941. They settled in Niagara Falls in 1942.

Her husband died in 1974. She was also predeceased by her dear companion of 25 years, William Simcox.

Mrs. Conklin was a member of Post 1142, American Legion. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, dancing and fishing.

Surviving are a son, Russell W. of Niagara Falls; a daughter, Sandy Evans of Titusville, Fla.; a sister, Miriam Schaffner of Clearfield; a brother, Oscar Gaines of Lancaster; six grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Otto Redanz Funeral Home, 2215 Military Road, Town of Niagara. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.

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