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Sylvia Marie Stiles

November 10, 1931 — October 2, 2016

Sylvia Marie Stiles, 84, of Berrien Center, died Sunday, October 2, 2016, at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, October 7, at the Niles Westside Seventh-day Adventist Church, with Pastor Darrel le Roux officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the Niles Westside SDA Church School.  Online messages for the family may be left at

Sylvia was born November 10, 1931, in Niles, the daughter of Carl and Emma (Villwock) Schadler.  She married Gale Stiles on May 12, 1956 in Niles.  Early in life she worked in the produce department of the A & P grocery store in Niles.  She later was a teacher’s aide at Blossomland Learning Center, and she also was an Avon representative.  Sylvia enjoyed gardening and being outdoors, and she loved family gatherings.  She was always ready to take in a stray animal.

Survivors include her son, Mike (Gely) Stiles of Niles; two grandchildren, Michael and Christina Jackson; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Brinkley Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale; daughter, Deborah Jackson; two brothers, Carl and Robert Schadler; and two sisters, Irene Hile and Gertrude Schadler.

Memorial Service:
Niles Westside Seventh-day Adventist Church
1105 Grant Street, Niles, MI 49120

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