Sylvia Janette Height
Sylvia Janette Height

VAN WERT, Ohio — Sylvia Janette Height, 81, of Van Wert, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Wabash, Indiana.

She was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Van Wert, a daughter of Walter and P. Marie Cooper.

On Nov. 4, 1950, she married Frank Leroy “Ted” Height who preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2008.


She is survived by one son, Terry Nolan Height (Bonnie) of Wabash, Indiana; a brother, Walter Lee Cooper of Las Vegas, Nevada; one sister, Faye (Donald) Uhl of Van Wert; three grandchildren, Jesse (Stephanie) Height of Wabash, Aaron (Lisa) Height of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Ashley (Ben) Robinson of Pierceton, Indiana, and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Mark Kevin Height, and two brothers, Jesse Cooper and Donald Cooper.

She was a graduate of Van Wert High School and spent many years as a secretary in the Van Wert City School System from which she retired.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Will Haggis officiating. Friends will be received by the family from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Brickner Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will follow in Van Wert Woodland Cemetery.

Preferred memorials are to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Children’s Ministry.

Condolences may be left on the website, www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or sent to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.