The Life of Sylvia Georgene Jones

ylvia Georgene Jones, 75, of Olathe, KS, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. She was born on May 20, 1947 in Decatur, Illinois to George and Shirley (Miller) Collins.

Sylvia grew up in the Gardner/Edgerton area, graduating from Desoto High School in 1965. Her first daughter was born later that same year, and her second daughter was born 2 years later. She worked as a waitress until 1986 when she began a custodial job at Johnson County Community College, where she stayed until retirement. Sylvia enjoyed reading, puzzle books, and babies. She never met a stranger, and boasted a large extended family. Her door was always open.

Sylvia is survived in death by her sisters Jan Loveall (Artie), Melanie Quillen (Steven), brothers Les Collins (Terri), Vince Collins (Ruby), Geoff Collins (Susan), Rhett Collins (Cindy), Paul Collins (Juana), and children Deborah McClellen, Shannon Courtney (Doug), Roy Jones, and Chad Jones. She is also survived by grandchildren Cody (Caite), John, Dacoda, Chelsea (Jay), Breanna (Eric), Jaden, Daniel, Thomas, and Katie along with many great grandchildren.

Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents, George Collins and Shirley White, and her husband Charles Jones.

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 6, 2022 at 2:00pm, at Penwell Gabel’s Olathe Chapel with burial following at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery.

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