Sylvia S. Dafoe

Sylvia S. Dafoe
November 6, 1919 - March 22, 2013


10-11 A.M., Saturday, April 6, 2013


11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 6, 2013

Obituary Notice

Sylvia Wagerly Dafoe of Glennie, passed away March 22, 2013 at 93 years of age.

She was born in Glennie, Michigan on November 6, 1919 to LeRoy and Zella (nee Allison) Wagerley. She has lived in Glennie her entire life. She was baptized into the Methodist Church and has been an active member, teaching Sunday school, Bible School and being an active member of the Unite Methodist Women.

Sylvia attended grade school in Glennie and graduated from Harrisville High School. She attended County Normal in East Tawas, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University in 1968. She taught school for 23 years in Glennie and Oscoda before retiring in 1976.

She is survived by her daughter, Dianna (William) Vincent along with her daughter-in-law Rita Defoe. Three grand-grandchidren, Renae, Tamera and Kevin and five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tristan, Skylar Robson, Robert and Laura Kurc. She is also survived by many wonderful friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Willard and son, Robert Dafoe.

Sylvia enjoyed working with her hands doing sewing, embroidery work and oil paintings.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Hale Chapel of the Buresh Funeral Home, 121 S. Washington. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Interment at the Glennie Cemetery, Rev. Rob Nordin officiating.


In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions to the Glennie Methodist Church or Our Kids Organization in Glennie.


Glennie Cemetery
Glennie, Michigan


Our Sympathy and warmest thoughts are with you. She was such a joy & help on the 4th of July when she volunteered at the Curtis Area Emergency Relief Fund Carnival & passed out grand prizes to the children. She will be sadly missed. Have been praying for your family.
— Allen & Esther Thornton
Sylvia was a calm and patient mentor to me when I first started teaching at Cedar Lake School in 1968. Every new teacher should have a wonderful person like her for guidance. Sylvia Curley-Harmon
— sylvia
Mrs. Dafoe was my 2nd grade teacher. I remember her as kind and patient, willing to let a shy little girl try to shine. God bless her family.
— Debrale's Williams Graywolf
Mrs. Dafoe was my teacher for both Kindergarten 1972 and 1st grade 1973. I remember her because she was very, very nice. My Dad was stationed from Oscoda to Patrick AFB. I have nothing but respect for her. She dealt with my crying constantly in KIndergarten and sent notes home to my parents weekly. I am now a substitute teacher and I love it. God Bless her always. May her memory be eternal.
— Janie (Kennedy) Evans

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