Local NSDAR chapter designates former member’s grave with emblem


Members of the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored one of their deceased members by officially marking her grave with the DAR emblem.

Sylvia Vandiver joined the DAR in 2005 and passed away on Nov. 5, 2017. As an active member throughout the years, Sylvia held several offices, including first and second vice regent, recording secretary and chaplain. She was on numerous committees and was a member of the Sand Springs Baptist Church. She had served on the Mineola City Council while also being a member of several organizations. 

Proud of her Native American heritage, Sylvia was also active in organizations focused on honoring American Indian history. Upon her death, her collection of books was donated to several libraries and organizations.

Marking a DAR member’s grave is made official with the DAR emblem and follows a long-established tradition to honor the member and also highlight the mission statement of God, Home and Country. 

All DAR members are entitled to have their grave marked by their chapters. To do so, members need only let their chapter officers know their desire. The Elizabeth Denton English Chapter is chartered in Mineola, but members are welcome from all areas.

For more information, contact www.DAR.org or on Facebook:  DAR Elizabeth Denton English Chapter, or www.texasdar.org/chapters, or contact Chapter Registrar Joelene Yates at email:  joeleneyates@yahoo.com.