Sylvia Ann (Zelenka) Pagett
December 31, 1933 – January 7, 2022
Sylvia Ann (Zelenka) Pagett was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on December 31, 1933 to Anton Zelenka and Anna Novak. At the age of thirteen, she was the sole survivor of an auto accident that took the life of her mother and maternal grandmother. From then on Sylvia was raised by her father (Anton Zelenka) and maternal grandfather (Vaclav Novak). She attended St. Wenceslaus Elementary School and went on to attend Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, graduating in 1951.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Pagett; daughter-in-law, Deanna Adams; and great-granddaughter, Ellie Jane Meyer. She is survived by children: Mark Adams, Phillip Adams (Deanne), Jeffrey Pagett (Ellen), Scott Pagett (Ronda), and Greg Pagett; grandchildren: Kristin Lewis (Todd), Jennyie Adams, Jordan Adams, Jessica Adams, Tim Pagett (Kate Simmons), Sara Pagett (Derek Meyer), Michael Pagett, Billy Pagett (Kayla), Brittney Ladd (Nick), and Keevan Pagett; great-grandchildren: Rory Lewis, Austin Adams, Tye Inich, Baylor Inich, Houston Inich, Aiden Young, Jett Meyer, and Liliann Ladd.
Sylvia was a strong-minded woman who loved her family. She wanted to have one last Christmas and birthday before she went home. On January 7, 2022, she asked her daddy to take her home and he answered.
VISITATION will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30 a.m., all at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 20500 West Maple Road, Elkhorn, NE. A luncheon will follow Mass. Private burial at Bohemian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or online at stride.org. To view a live broadcast of the Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
“There are no good-byes, wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” Mahatma Gandhi