August 3, 1923 - February 7, 2022
Sylvia Exton Barcus Killmeyer 98, August 3, 1923 - February 7, 2022 passed away peacefully in her Palmora Park home where she had lived since 1956. Sylvia was born in Princeton New Jersey and spent her early life there until she met David F Barcus at a USO dance. They were married and after he returned from World War II they moved to his hometown of Leesburg Florida. She will always be remembered by her neighbors for the immaculate lawn she maintained and keeping watch over the beautiful Venetian Gardens. She would not hesitate to help the city workers with tree and bush trimming if she felt it was being neglected. At Christmas Santa Claus greeted visitors from her front porch on 8th Street for over 65 years. Sylvia was quite the athlete and the star of her High School basketball team. She loved outdoor activities and cheered the Florida Gators football team on fall Saturdays in Gainesville and Jacksonville. She was a loving mother to her four children Beverly Ohnstad (David), David M Barcus (Maria), Kay Tomczak (Jeff) and Connie Sartory (Mark). She loved playing golf and was an active member of Silver Lake Country Club. Her husband David died in 1976. She met Jack Killmeyer in 1983 at the country club and they were married for 21 years until his death in 2005. She loved to travel with friends especially to the beach where they played bridge and enjoyed the sunsets. She had one special trip where she visited Paris and flew on the Concorde. Christmas Eve dinner was always at her house where she made her delicious coconut cake. The recipe has been handed down to the next 2 generations. She was predeceased by her parents John & May Exton and her sister Jean Farley. She is survived by her brother Reggie Exton (Kathy), 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Sylvia' s Life to be held 4:00 Saturday February 12th at 113 Lakeshore Drive, Leesburg Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to USO at http://www.uso.org/.
Sylvia Exton Barcus Killmeyer 98, August 3, 1923 - February 7, 2022 passed away peacefully in her Palmora Park home where she had lived since 1956. Sylvia was born in Princeton New Jersey and spent her early life there until she met David F... View Obituary & Service Information
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