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Sylvia Geneta Bryson

Graveside services for Sylvia Geneta Bryson, 77, Springfield, Missouri, were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Bryson passed away at 6:22 a.m., Friday, January 7, 2022, at Springfield, Missouri.


She was born January 27, 1944 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the daughter of Clyde E. and Hazel I. Joplin.  Geneta, the name she chose to go by, received her education in the West Plains Public School System and graduated with the Class of 1963.  On September 8, 1964, she was married at Marshfield, Missouri to Boyd Bryson, who preceded her in death April 4, 2005.  She enjoyed music, baking, and traveling with her family.  Mrs. Bryson was a member of the United Freewill Baptist.  She was an outstanding and loving caregiver to her mother for twelve years.


She is survived by one son, Brent Bryson, Hazlehurst, Georgia; three grandchildren, Joshua Bryson and wife, Ashley, Hannah Bryson, and Caleb Bryson; her sister and brother, Arleta S. Joplin, and Ken Joplin and wife, Sandra; and many nieces and nephews.


Her husband (2005), her father (1984), and her mother (2015), preceded her in death.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at