Sylvia (Barnts) Roper

Sylvia (Barnts) Roper of Junction City, formerly of Mapleton, went to her eternal home on Feb. 6, 2017, after a long battle with
   Alzheimer's disease.
   She was born Feb. 8, 1930, in S a r d i s , Okla., to Tillman and I c y Sprouse. She had many talents in cooking, crochet , knitting, quilting, sewing and gardening.
   She loved her family along with her church family. Her faith was a big part of her life. She always had a smile on her face and a quick wit.
   On Dec. 19, 1959, she married Charles "Ed" Barnts. They were married 37 years before his passing in 1996.
   On Dec. 7, 2002, she married Dan Roper. They were married for 12 years before his passing in 2012.
   She is survived by her daughters: Cynthia and husband Bruce Vaughn of Junction City, and Kiwanda Dutra of Florence; her son Rod Barnts of Coos Bay; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren ; brothers Kenneth Sprouse of Oregon and David Sprouse of Oklahoma; sisters June Sharp and Tyccoa McClain of Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Sylvia was preceded in death by her sisters Virginia and Lovadean; brother Roland; her son Michael; daughter Nadine; grandson Geoff; and greatgrandson Andrez.
   A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 1 p.m., at Cross Road Assembly of God in Florence.
   A reception with food will follow.


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