Sylvia Nadine Herrell, 82, of Kansas City, Mo., (formerly of Holt, Mo.), passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020. She was a faithful follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a member in good standing of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kearney, Mo. As a faithful, Baptized child of God, Sylvia was diligent in her attendance, at both worship and the Lord’s Supper.
Sylvia was born on December 4, 1937, in a farmhouse in Gresham, Neb., the daughter of William and Opal Nuttelman. She was baptized on December 19, 1937 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Gresham, Neb. She was confirmed on May 13, 1951 at St. Peter Lutheran Church. She graduated from Gresham High School in 1955 and was the Valedictorian of her class. She married Hurshell Herrell on August 20, 1960 at St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Hurshell, and her parents.
She is survived by daughters, Shari (Craig) Schley of Kansas City, Mo., and Susan (Steve) Hornickel of Ord, Neb.; grandchildren, Andrew (Michelle) Fairhurst, Mark (Donna) Fairhurst, Ashley Fairhurst, Courtney Fairhurst, Jamie (Tim) Holmes, Kris Hornickel (Caroline Cook), Taylor Hornickel, Kasey Hornickel, Jayden Hornickel, and Trysten Hornickel; great grandchildren, Kaylyn, Sydnee and Brooklyn Holmes, and Alexandria, Camille and Sophia Fairhurst.
Sylvia had a career as a travel agent. She had many hobbies including horses and carriages, traveling, camping, square dancing, Red Hats, and decorating for Christmas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kearney, Mo. (1715 S. Jefferson), with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. prior. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Kearney, Mo.
Pallbearers are Andrew Fairhurst, Mark Fairhurst, Kris Hornickel, Kasey Hornickel, Jayden Hornickel, and Craig Schley.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church, Kearney, Mo., or family’s choice.
Our Sincere Condolences
Sylvia was my supervisor at O’Keefe Travel, my first travel agent job around 1978. She was an excellent supervisor and was more a friend than a supervisor. I remember fondly going to her house in Holt and helping to build a shed, possibly adding two bolts, but getting to enjoy her homemade chili. She helped start my traveling by introducing me to Shari’s high school group going to Europe where I was able to go as one of the chaperones, even though I was not much older than Shari. My husband and I have returned to Kansas City to attend square dances a couple of times.
My condolences to her family and love to all.
We became acquainted with Sylvia and Hurshell in square dance lessons. These were fun times for many years and we treasure these memories. Sylvia was a special friend and she was a devoted wife to Hurshell caring for his needs in his last years. I know her church and faith were a blessing to her.
Due to the COVID 19 situation, our age, we feel it is best to continue to stay at home. We are sorry we can’t attend in person to express our sincere condolences.
Jan and Stan Letkowski