Sylvia Matter, 86, of Grove, Okla., passed away on Thursday, August 19, peacefully, at Grove Nursing Center. Sylvia was born in New Zealand on September 22, 1923 to Louis Peter and Mary (Hatfield) Hoctor.

She attended nursing school in New Zealand and Africa, then went on to open an Orphanage in Africa and also worked as a Missionary Nurse. She believed that the children in the orphanage were her life and she enjoyed them. She moved to the states in 1987. 

She is preceded in death by both parents.

She is survived by her friends.

No services will be at this time.

Online condolences may be made at www.grandlakefuneralhomes.com.