Sylvia Steady, 88, of Proctor, VT.
Sylvia Steady passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Rutland Medical Center. Born in Ferrisburg, VT October 5, 1930 the daughter of Leo T. Steady and Grace Higbee Fields.
She was employed at Simmons Precision, Clarks Nursing Home, The Weeks School, and then back to Simmons Precision for many years until her retirement in 1993.
Sylvia is predeceased by her companion of 23 years Henry Norton, her son, John R. Rule her mother and father, 5 sisters and their spouses: Gertrude Steady, Doris and Bob Mitchell, Vera and Russell Gilbert, Libby and Bob Champine, Bina and Chet Kimball. Along with 4 brothers Sonny Steady, Jimmy and Tippy Steady, Bill Steady, Charles and Teed Steady, and sister-in-law Anna Steady.
After Henry’s passing she moved to her son Jerry Rule’s campground, Whispering Pines Vergennes, VT where she enjoyed the company of all campers. Helping at the recreation hall playing cards and bingo and the many family barbeques. Family and friends meant a lot to her, she always remembered birthdays and anniversaries. She loved doing crafts, and baking cakes and cookies for everyone. She was also, an avid Yankee fan, and insisted everyone call her Nana she loved and was loved by all who knew her.
In 2012 she moved in with her daughter Sharon and George Whitney of Proctor, VT and did a lot of traveling with her son and his wife to places such as: Jamaica, Alcapulco, Hawaii, she enjoyed going to places such as Washington D.C. and Nashville, TN She also loved going to her son and his wife’s home in Florida every year.
She is survived by her daughters, Sharon and George Whitney, Sandy and Charles Jaco and Jodi O’ Brien, her son Jerry and Joyce Rule; 13 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15th with a memorial service following at 1 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes, VT. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Rutland Hospital Ambulatory Care, Rutland, VT or VNA and Hospice of Rutland County, Rutland, VT 05701.