Sylvia Lucille (Sosolik) Ottea McConnell

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Sylvia Lucille (Sosolik) Ottea McConnell passed on to a new life Monday evening, September 27th, 2021. She was born on July 8, 1935, in Bryan, Texas. She was a kind and gracious lady with a welcoming smile, few complaints, and a generous heart.  She was a homecoming queen, an inspirational mother, and a highly successful real estate agent and broker in the Kansas City area for over 30 years. She loved her friends and family and was known for having the kindest heart and most generous soul.  She enjoyed playing bridge, planting butterfly gardens, golfing, and reading.  Sylvia was always dressed to the “nines”, coiffed and lipsticked.  It was important that she always look her very best.  “Miss Manners “was a fun game she played with all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A huge thank you to ALL of the staff at Mission Chateau and the Villages of Mission for their loving kindness and care.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father (Lottye and Frank Sosolik) and is survived by her brother (Frank Sosolik, Jr.) and cousin (Sid Berger), both of Bryan, Texas.  She was adored and will be greatly missed by her daughters, Cindy Ottea Doolittle( Mark)  of Kansas City, Missouri, and Julie Ottea Fife ( Kevin) of Rowlett, Texas, and her son, Jim Ottea of Baton Rouge, LA. She leaves eight grandchildren (Danyelle, Nick, Kelly, Cameron, Kayti, Dylan, Brett, and Shelby) and four great-grandchildren (Everly, Amira, Danielle, and Ainsley). 


Following a family celebration of her life, Sylvia will be buried alongside her parents in Bryan, Texas.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please consider a donation to the Great Plains SPCA ( or by Venmo@greatplainsspca.


  1. Laura Idler on December 17, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Farewell to a ray of sunshine. I met Sylvia in Hawaii in the early sixties over a bridge table. she inspired all who met her. There are fond remembrances of those days of joy.

  2. Jim on September 26, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    It’s been a year. I think of you daily and will never stop missing having you in my life, my sweet mother.

  3. Mark Snyder on October 4, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing she was a great lady and friend. She sold me my first home in Mission Lake and she sold a house for my parents. She would always stop by and say hi when I was out walking. My prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Sue Gibson-Wilson on October 3, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Sylvia went to my beach retreat in South Carolina a few years back. We had so much fun. She was someone who always wanted to continue learning and being the best she could be, no matter her age! I had lost touch with her, but somehow she was always a part of my being. I will miss her gentle, but strong spirit on this earth.

  5. Elizabeth Pigg on October 2, 2021 at 11:52 am

    You are held with love in my heart, thoughts and prayers, trusting in God’s eternal grace of enduring peace in the midst of your sorrow.

  6. Dorothy Miller on October 2, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Goodbye for now my beautiful friend. We’ll meet again in Heaven. I am blessed to have known you here.
    Dorothy Miller

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