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Sylvia M. Chrispen

April 3, 1934 — December 31, 2019

Sylvia M. Chrispen passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 after a short battle with cancer.

Sylvia was born to Arthur and Dessie (Hall) James in Jonesboro, Arkansas on April 3, 1934. She lived most of her life in California, where she did photography at Knott’s Berry Farm with first husband, Virgil Holt. Sylvia later worked in microfilm at Douglas Aircraft Company. She married second husband, David Chrispen in 1976. After his death in 1995, Sylvia moved to Grayling. She worked at Rite-Aid before retiring, to enjoy her home and family. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by daughter, Linda (Rodney) Lobsinger of Grayling, MI; granddaughters, Krys Lobsinger of Grayling, MI and Tina Hughes of Gaylord, MI; great-grandson, Dylan; siblings, Virgie Johnson of Nevada, Omalee Sullivan of Ohio, Erma Couey of Tennessee, and Frank James of California; and numerous nieces and nephews. Per her wishes, no service will be held at this time. A celebration of life will follow in the Spring of 2020. Condolences can be expressed at

Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.
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