MALTA-Sylvia Viola Ohs 100, a teacher and home maker passed away on October 8th at the Phillips County Hospital.
Funeral services are to be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at the Harrison Cemetery at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13th. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com
She was born January 7th, 1913 in De Smet, South Dakota to Swan and Hilda Swanson. She attended Bowdoin Schools and Dillon College receiving her teaching certificate. She taught in local country schools for 7 years. She married Carl Ohs in June 15, 1934. The couple ranched in Phillips County for most of their married life. They bought a ranch between Pony and Harrison, in 1968, until after Carl passed away in 1973 when she moved back to Malta.
She was an active member of the Malta Community Church for many years. One of her loves was her vegetable garden, the results of which she shared with her many friends and neighbors.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband Carl in 1973 and son Karl in 2007.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Ross) Wiederrick of Malta, Dolores Stebbins Green Valley, Arizona Gerald (Donna) Oh of Pony as well as by sixteen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
From: Marilyn & Art Widhalm
We feel so privileged to have known your Mother. Always a special treat to have her join us at Hazel's for coffee when we came to put flowers out on Memorial Day for Betty & Wally. She was a very special lady.
From: Peggy Stewart Jones
May the peace of the Lord be with you all as you celebrate Sylvia's life. She was a good and faithful servant of the Lord and a great prayer warrior. I'm so glad I got to visit with her in June.
From: Alex King
My family and I are truly sorry for your loss, and we are sending some words of comfort from God's Word, the Bible. Isaiah 25:8 assures us, that, soon, Jehovah God "will swallow up death forever." Yes, the day will soon come when "death will be no more." (Revelation 21:4) May you find comfort in what God will accomplish in the near future. Until then, you are in our thoughts & prayers.
From: Diane Smith
My condolences go out to Sylvia's family. She was such a nice lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Delores, you were a classmate in High school.
From: Rick & Laurie Ohs
Laurie and I would like to send our thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of Sylvia. What a wonderful Godly women who has left a great legacy of Christ for our Ohs family. As well while she was at it-taught a lot of Swede kids the three R's. May God give you comfort and peace.
Love Rick & Laurie Ohs
From: Karen Rice
Sylvia was always so sweet to all of us. Always had a smile and a hug--she was a very special lady that touched many lives. Hearts are with all of you.
From: Floyd & Sharon Kindle
Floyd speaks fondly of Sylvia and her family.
From: Ed Murphy
I know that you gave your mom a lot to be proud of throughout her life. You can take comfort in that.
From: Nathan & Shannan Fried
Ross, Karen, & Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of your loss.
From: Holly (Teela) Adams
To the family of Sylvia Ohs, I send my sincere symphathy. Sylvia's sister Ellen Geeting was my mom's foster mother and the only grandmother we knew.Sylvia was such a good friend to my mom and she wrote a wonderful letter to me when my mom Ruth Teela, died in 2011. She was so proud to be reaching 100. I wish I could have come to Montana to see her. May she find comfort and peace. Holly (Teela) Adams