Ethel Marie Siecgrist, 97, Carbondale: Oct. 16, 1918 – Jan. 29, 2015

CARBONDALE – Ethel Marie Siecgrist, 97, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at a Topeka hospital. She was born on Oct. 16, 1918, in rural Overbrook, the daughter of Chris and Freida Swanson Peterson.

Ethel had lived in the Carbondale and Hooterville areas all of her life.

She worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield as an underwriter. She attended the Grace Chapel Church, Carbondale.

On June 22, 1940, Ethel was married to Frank Siecgrist, in Carbondale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, on Oct. 19, 1985, and by a daughter, Shirley Clark, on Dec. 10, 2012, and by two sisters, Pearl Wegner and Miller Schutter.

Ethel is survived by her son, Jerry (Linda) Siecgrist, Topeka; daughter, Carolyn (John) Nichols, Carbondale; a son-in-law, William Clark, Carbondale; and eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Grace Chapel Church, Carbondale. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made payable to the Ethel Siecgrist Memorial Fund, to be designated later. Memorials may be sent to Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.

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