Sylvia (Jupin) Leonard was born in Aurora, Illinois on January 7, 1933 to E. LeRoy and Ruth (Rasey) Nichols and passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011. She was of Dimondale, MI.
The family moved to Lansing in 1948 and Sylvia graduated from Sexton High School in 1950. There, she met many true and loyal friends. Sylvia worked at Ingham Medical Hospital for 20 years and then for the Department of Medicine at M.S.U., where she retired after 10 years of service. Sylvia was a member of Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, where she was a Deacon, Elder and choir member.
Sylvia was predeceased by her parents, brothers: Leroy “Petey” Nichols and Howard (Jeanette) Nichols and sister, Virginia (Robert) Swenson. Sylvia is survived by her husband, William Leonard; children, Kim (Richard) Thompson, Timothy Jupin and Jerry (Robin) Jupin; and stepchildren, Patricia (Lee) Schultz and James Leonard. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Monday, May 16th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, 301 W. Jolly Rd., Lansing, with the Rev. Tony Patrick officiating. Interment will follow at the Markham Cemetery, Delhi Township, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan or Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church.