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  • Obituary: Sylvia Dewey Muse

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  • WICHITA — Sylvia Dewey Muse, 101, retired Director of Patient Relations, Wesley Medical Center, died October 27, 2012. Sylvia was born February 14, 1911, daughter of Henry and Harriet Grabill at Hesston. Her parents and five siblings preceded her in death. She attended Hesston schools and received her B.A. Degree from the University of Wichita, now Wichita State University. In 1929, she married Reverend Raymond E. Dewey and they served United Methodist churches or institutions for almost forty years until his death in 1969. After his death, she became the Director of Patient Relations at Wesley Medical Center. She later served United Methodist Youthville, Newton, as public relations consultant during a state-wide financial campaign. When that was completed, she became a member of the staff of the First United Methodist Church, Wichita, in the church caring ministry. In 1979, she married J. Kenneth Muse of Marion, and became a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and later great-great-grandmother, a wonderful family. They and her nieces and nephews and their families brought blessings to her in so many different ways. After Kenneth’s death in 1990, she moved to Larksfield Place, Wichita, where she has since resided. She is survived by a stepson and wife, Charles and Anne Muse, Topeka; stepdaughter, Jean Hein, Winfield; stepgrandchildren and spouses, Barbara and Eric King, Lawrence, Mary Jo and Dr. Steven Rohr, Wichita, Douglas and Dale Hein, Mulvane, Marilyn and Bradley Short, St. Louis, Mo., and Dr. Roger and Donna Muse, San Antonio, Texas; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a nephew and nieces, Dale White, Hesston, Enola Dreier, Hesston, and Ruth Grabill, Topeka; and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by step-son-in-law, Allen Hein; and many nieces and nephews. She is a member of the University United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at University United Methodist Church. Memorials may be sent to University United Methodist Church, 2220 North Yale, Wichita, KS 67220; Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 1550 N. Chapel Hill Drive, Wichita, KS 67206; or United Methodist Youthville, 900 W. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114. Send condolences to oldmissionmortuary.com.
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