Sylvia Ann Held-Walker


CARTERVILLE — Sylvia Ann Held-Walker, 66, passed away April 5, 2019, in Herrin Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Riggin-Pillatsch and Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

Sylvia was born May 7, 1952, in Metropolis, to George and Virginia (Williamson) Steen.

She married Gordon Walker on June 19, 1988, in Herrin. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Walker of Carterville; mother, Virginia Steen of Metropolis; brother, James (Robin) Steen of Richland, Washington and Roger Steen of Carterville; aunt, Marie Pendergast of Eddyville, Kentucky; cousin, Brenda White of Eddyville, Kentucky; half brother, Ron (Linda) Steen of Sparta; half sister, Mary Kay; nieces, Katy (Jon) Andrewjeski and Jessica Steen; and her beloved cats.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her father and half siblings, Lynette "Tootsie" and George "Ace" Steen Jr.

She retired after 28 years of service in the Deli Departments at Kroger in Carbondale, Marion and West Frankfort.

Sylvia enjoyed gardening, crocheting and going dancing.

For more information, visit rigginpillatschburkefh.com.

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