Information for Sylvia Marie Maness Luster

10 March, 1912 18 November, 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

November, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Sylvia Luster

    Sylvia Marie Luster, 84, of Nampa, died on Monday, Nov. 18, 1996, at her home from natural causes.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Pastor Robert Cooke of the Centennial Baptist Church in Caldwell will officiate.  Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Sylvia Marie Luster was born on March 10, 1912, at Meeker, Oklahoma, the daughter of Arthur and Ila Maness.  She was reared and educated in Prague, OK.  She married Reed Von Luster on Sept. 11, 1932, at Rossville. OK.  They moved to Idaho in 1935.
    Sylvia was a warm, caring, loving mother, grandmother and sister.  Everyone who was fortunate to know her was immediately drawn to her for her wonderful sense of humor and her gracious hospitality.  Sylvia dearly loved to play dominoes and pinochle and was a dynamic competitor.  She was a great cook and anyone who ever sat at her table never went away hungry.  We'll all especially miss her cookies, which she made with love and seemed to be magically always available.
    Sylvia is survived by four daughters, Betty Jensen and her husband, Hap, Caldwell, Helen Grove, Nampa, Carol Johnson and her husband, Terry, Caldwell, and Kathryn Marlene Jepko and her husband, Joseph of Nampa; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; 2 devoted sisters, Ida Nelson, Nampa, and Mary Beulah Reay, Horseshoe Bend, ID.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Reed; several brothers and sisters, a grandson, Joey and a son-in-law, John Grove.
    A special heartfelt thank you for the tender, loving care given to her by Irish Aune, her private nurse and special friend; staff of XL Hospice, especially, Terri Combs and Nicole Spencer, and to Dr. Jonathan Chu, her devoted doctor and friend.
    We would like to thank Marlene, our sister, for all the sacrifices she made for our mom during her illness.  Words can't express how much she gave.  Indeed, we love her for that.
    Friends and family may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon.
    The family suggests memorial contributions to XL Hospice, 25 Wall St., Nampa 83651.


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