Sylvia graduated high school in Flippin, AR and spent the majority of her working years teaching handicapped children at the former Lighthouse Preschool in Kansas City North. In her spare time, Sylvia was an avid bowler and cherished her family time.
She married Larry Cunningham on February 15, 1972 in Miami, OK. They spent 45 wonderful years together. In addition to Larry, Survivors include three children, Charley, Dennis and Jim Jones, all of Kansas City, MO (Northland); three step-children, Bret Cunningham of Parkville, MO, Brian Cunningham of Austin, TX and Tisha Malone of Lynnville, TN; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A memorial service celebrating Sylvia’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Visitation 10-11:00 a.m., prior to the service. Burial will be held at a later date in the East Slope Cemetery, Riverside, MO. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter (FOPAS).