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Sylvia Webber

April 6, 1942 — December 10, 2021


Sylvia Webber

Sylvia Sue Mertz Webber passed away Friday morning at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

Sylvia was born in Helena, Montana on April 6, 1942 to Gotthol W and Edna Belle Grinnell Mertz. She attended Hawthorne Elementary School in Bozeman and Central School in Helena. In 1961 she graduated from Helena High School where she met and made many lasting friends. Sylvia also attended Montana State College in Bozeman as well as Carrol College in Helena. She and her family were members of the First Lutheran Church in Helena which her grandfather the Reverend Martin Mertz founded in 1896. On July 31, 1965 in this church, Sylvia married Wilbur L. Webber who she met at the family cabin in Big Sky, Montana. At an early age Sylvia developed a great love of animals. Her favorite were horses of which she had many. Riding in the Big Sky back country at summer time and in parades in Helena gave her great pleasure. Sylvia was employed at St. Peters Hospital in the nursery and O B departments for 30 years until her retirement in 1986. She and Wilbur adopted a son Terence Colter Webber in 1985 and moved to Coffeyville, Kansas in 1989.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Wilbur, half-brother Arthur Grinnell Goodall

She is survived by her son Terence Colter Webber of Coffeyville and her brother Martin F. Mertz of Canyon Creek, Montana

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on March 3, 2022 at 11:00 am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. The service will be livestreamed on the Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel’s Facebook. Inurnment will be held on March 9, 2022 in the afternoon where she will be laid to rest next to her husband in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit

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