Deanna Sylvester

Deanna Marie Sylvester, 80, of Montrose, Iowa, passed away at 7:21 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison, Iowa.

She was born on December 1, 1943, the daughter of Charles Edward and Winifred (Harward) Conner. She married James Sylvester. He preceded her in death.


She is survived by her two brothers: Bill (Brenda) Conner and Gregory Conner; one sister: Delores Weeks and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband: Jim; sisters: Cindy (in infancy), Rosalie and Marilyn and brother: Ronald.


Deanna worked for the Lee County Health Department’s Home Healthcare. She enjoyed reading and putting puzzles together.


Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at