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Sylvia Mae Lemley

May 31, 1927 — February 13, 2020

Sylvia Mae Lemley, age 92, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Mercy Hospital, in Iowa City after a short illness.
Sylvia was born May 31, 1927 in Keystone, Iowa, the daughter of Walter and Dora Kallsen. She attended rural school and graduated from Kinross High school. She was united in marriage to Wayne Lemley on November 24, 1945 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wellman. Together they raised four children, Patricia (Allan Hart), Linda (Jim Wade), Russell (Donna Blackman) and Anita (Gerry Frazier). Sylvia was a life long member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Wellman.

Sylvia is survived by daughters Linda and Anita, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, daughter Patty, and son Russell.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Powell Funeral Home in North English is caring for Sylvia and her family. A general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at

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