Gladys Mae Siebert, 87, of Jackson went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.  She was born in September 18, 1928 in Old Appleton, Missouri to Walter and Edna Ruppel Schreiner.  She and Earl L. Siebert were married on November 9, 1947 in Uniontown, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on May 5, 1986.  Gladys was baptized on May 26, 1927 at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown and confirmed on April 6, 1941 at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown.

In 1946, Gladys and Earl opened Straight Way Services in Jackson. Gladys worked many years at the Jackson Hosiery Mill. She then finished 30 years at Rhodes 101 in Jackson.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a charter member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Jackson.  Gladys was on several bowling leagues for years. Maintaining a well-manicured yard was important, yet dancing brought her happiness from childhood and nearly every weekend since.  She hosted numerous VFW Auxiliary quilting parties.

Survivors Include:

One son, Dennis (Joy) Siebert of Jackson.  Three grandchildren, Andrew (Elizabeth) Siebert of Jackson,  Patrick Siebert of Ft. Riley, KS, Lindsay Sebaugh of Jackson and two step-grandchildren, Ami (Joe) Hicks of South Carolina and Jason Kaiser of California.  Five great-grandchildren, Michael and Jose Siebert, Grace, Katherine and Claire Sebaugh.  Seven step-great-grandchildren, Clayton, Collin, Jacob and Austin Simmons, Asia-Lea and Austin Hicks, and Natalie Hess.

One sister, Dorothy (Harlan) Siebert of Jackson, and one brother, Ray (Lillian) Schreiner of Old Appleton.

Brother and Sister-in-Laws:

Irene (Earl) Siemers, Elliouse Siebert, Vernon (Pat) Siebert, Vera Jean (Robert Lynn) Voges, and many nieces, nephews, and loving friends.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother-in-law, Freeman Siebert.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation.  Funeral Service will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 12, 2015 AT McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, with Pastor Joshua Schmidt officiating.  Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.  Memorials can be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Jackson.

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4 Comments
  1. Anita Lichtenegger

    “May tender memories soften your grief,
    May fond recollection bring you relief,
    And may you find comfort and peace in the thought
    Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought….
    For time and space can never divide
    Or keep your loved one from your side.
    When memory paints in colors true,
    The happy hours that belonged to you.” a quote from Helen Steiner Rice

  2. Jan Keith

    Dennis and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your families are in my prayers. Just remember, when God takes our loved ones home, he always, always leave us a gift of beautiful memories. Thinking of you! Jan Keith

  3. Rodney Sebaugh

    I’ll always miss our talks with Grandma Gladys and hold her dear in my heart. Rodney

  4. Roy and Sande Meyer

    Dear Dennis and Joy, We adored your mother. I still remember the cookies she made every week and they were unique and yummy and sat on top of the stove. Roy and I were out of town or we would have been there to pay our respects and hug your neck. Roy was very sad yet said he thoroughly enjoyed the treasure of getting to know your mom. He loved her quirky sense of humor and her direct approach to life, She loved you so much. Our sympathy for your loss. Roy and Sande Meyer

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