Sylvia Schmarje of Sterling, formerly of Harvard, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 3.
Sylvia has five children, Paulette (Douglas) Tyne of Sterling, Donna (Mitch) Coppage of Keokuk, Iowa, Leonard (Peggy) of Harvard, Margo Goodsill (deceased) and Janice (Kevin) Hollian of Buckeye, Ariz. She also has nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild (on the way). Sylvia is the grandmother of Phyllis Fargher of Walnut.
To celebrate this milestone, Sylvia’s family will honor her with a “surprise” open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Sterling Towers community room, 2403 E. 19th St., Sterling. For those not able to attend, cards may be sent to Sylvia at Sterling Towers, 2403 E. 19th St., Apt. 310, Sterling, IL 61081. It is requested that gifts be omitted.