SYRACUSE – Sylvia Gargett, 71, of Syracuse, passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at Community Heart Hospital in Indianapolis.  

She was born on July 27, 1949, in Hillsdale, Mich., to Clarence and Julia Sweeny Parker. Sylvia was very active in the community, having served on numerous boards and committees. She was a longtime Rotarian with the Syracuse/Wawasee Rotary Club where she served as president. She was a former board member of the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church where she served as a eucharistic minister for those in need.  

Sylvia is survived by her two children: son Patrick (Brandy) Gargett, of Anderson; daughter, Lori (Jason) Prescott, of South Carolina; four grandsons: Ethan, Elliot, Kyuss and Legion; one sister, Cindy (Don) Litwiler, of Noblesville; one niece, Vicki Litwiler; and one nephew, Mark (Stacy) Litwiler.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse. Private interment services will be held at a later date.  

Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing will be required.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin dePorres Catholic Church or Syracuse/Wawasee Rotary Club