Shivery Funeral Home, Inc

Mary F. Syphard, age 93, of Gap, PA, passed away at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center of Narvon, on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  She was the wife of the late Ellsworth M. Syphard, Sr., who passed away on December 20, 2002.  She was born in Doe Run, daughter of the late Elbert F. & Ina J. Henley Davis.  In the past she attended Hephzibah Baptist Church of East Fallowfield.  In the past she had worked at Zinn’s Diner of Thorndale and the Pearl Shop of Coatesville.  Mary enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Surviving are two daughters:  Ina F. wife of Doug Withers of New Holland, Nadine E. wife of K. Todd Houck of Gap, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by a son, Ellsworth M. Jr. husband of Robin Koelbl Syphard of Paradise, 9 siblings:  Edna  Henley, Cleo Davis, Clara Ellingsworth, Conley Davis, Chet Davis, Miller Davis, Mike Davis, Calvin Davis and Lewis Davis.  


A memorial service will take place from the First Baptist Church of Pequea, 6062 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gap, PA, on Monday, January 28th at 11 a.m. with a time to greet the family following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Interment will take place prior to the memorial service in the Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery, on Monday at 9:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY  10001