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Sylvia Vennefron

June 11th, 1964 - April 17th, 2017

Visitation:
04/21/2017 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home
1350 Millville Avenue
Hamilton OH, 45013
Funeral Service: 
04/21/2017 at 7:00 PM
Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home
1350 Millville Avenue
Hamilton OH, 45013
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Sylvia Vennefron, age 52 of Hamilton, passed away, after a courageous battle against cancer, surrounded by family, on Monday, April 17, 2017. Sylvia was born in Bonn, Germany on June 11, 1964 to Hans and Heidemarie (Steneberg) Schmithuesen.  Sylvia graduated from Fairfield High School Class ’82 and graduated from Miami University in 1986 with a degree in International Business. She was a member and Lay Assistant at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. She worked at Liberty Mutual Insurance Group for 20 years. Sylvia attended Dare to Dance Studios, in Blue Ash, for weekly classes, private lessons, and showcases. She enjoyed spending her time golfing, bowling, cooking, planting flowers, and spending time with her children.  

Sylvia is survived by her children, Benjamin and Elizabeth Vennefron; her parents, Hans and Heidemarie Schmithuesen; her sister, Claudia Ellwood; her faithful companion, Daisy; and many other loving family members and friends.

Memorial service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio, on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM with Lowell Michelson officiating.  Visitation will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to her great friends, Kelly Leone, Carolyn Kinsey, and Kim Savage for all their love and support during these times.

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Ava Fiebig

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Sylvia. I didn't know her well, yet I know she had a gentle soul and a loving heart.

Carmen

May the family of Sylvia find comfort and strength in knowing soon no one will say they are sick because all suffering pain sorrow and the Enemy Death will be gone forever. Rev 21:4,5 Isaiah 33:24.

Carmen

May the family of Sylvia find comfort and strength in knowing soon no one will say they are sick because all suffering pain sorrow and the Enemy Death will be gone forever. Rev 21:4,5 Isaiah 33:24.

Dan Sheeran

I will deeply miss Sylvia and the activities we shared. She loved to ride bikes, bowl, hike, golf and dance together. We saw Bruce Springsteen twice. We also enjoyed UC games, especially when they played the Redhawks, she'd wear a UC shirt and MU hat. Ben and Sissy are great kids and I pray for them and am heart broken for their loss. Her parents are also bearing a great burden in having to day good-bye to their daughter. I'm not sure how Dasiey will get by. They were est friends...I always brought Dasiey treats when I visited her. My prayers to all her other family and friends, we will all miss you so much!

David & Susan Paul

We were fortunate & blessed to have danced & laughed with Sylvia. She was strong, yet vulnerable always a lady & made the most of life!

Jim and Denise Daniels

V and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Karen Maraglino

My deepest sympathy to Ben, Elizabeth and the rest of Sylvia's family. She was and is a true inspiration to me. I feel so lucky to have been friends with this wonderful, special lady. Rest In Peace dear Friend!

Kristy Guckenberger

Please accept my condolences, Sylvia was a very special person and she will be greatly missed. I knew her from American Modern and the CPCU Society, and always looked forward to seeing her at CPCU events. Praying for her family during this difficult time.

Molly Kowalczyk

Sylvia was a wonderful friend to me for many years when we were younger. Sadly we had lost touch over time but when I saw her recently though she was very sick, she greeted me so warmly and it was like no time had gone by. She was far too young to leave this life. I am so sorry for the loss her family has to bear. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ralph Meyer

Sylvia was part of our group of long-term dancers at Dare to Dance. She was always so cheerful, kind, and up-beat. She was a fantastic dancer. It was an honor and a pleasure to dance with her. It was difficult for all of us when we first learned she had cancer. But she never gave up nor complained about it. She was a wonderful friend. We were fortunate to have known her. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Skip Oliver

I am so sorry for your loss, Sylvia was a absolutely beautiful lady. My heart goes out to kids and family.

Someone who cares

"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." My sincere condolences to the Vennefron family and those who knew and loved Sylvia on the loss of your loved one. May these words of Revelation 21:4 give you a measure of comfort and strength to endure during this time of grief and deep sorrow.

Sue Ervin

My deepest sympathy to Slyvia's family. My husband and I met Sylvia at Dare to Dance and were fortunate to have gone out and social danced with her. It is with a heavy heart that we say good-bye to such a fun, vibrant and beautiful person. It is these same qualities which will also help to bring us comfort. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ted Knight

Sylvia was a wonderful friend and neighbor for many years. Her smile and laughter could light up the whole room. She will be sorely missed. My prayers go out to Ben and Elizabeth and Sylvia’s family.