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Barbara M. Siefers 1935 - 2019
Ronald E. “Ron” Schepmann

WILSON — Barbara M. Siefers passed away May 22, 2019. 

Born Feb. 3, 1935, in Dodge City to Eula Edward and Mary (Huberty) Martin who preceded her in death, she married William M. Siefers Sr. Aug. 17, 1957, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Dubuque.  After 58 1/2 years of marriage, Bill died May 21, 2016. An infant grandson, Lyle Ptacek also preceded her in death.

Barbara leaves behind five children: Rene’(Stan) Ptacek, Dorrance, Denise (Mike) Slaven, Overland Park, William M. Siefers Jr., Rosemary Dietz (Leon Huxman), Wilson; and Stephanie (Todd) Brown, Russell; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Andy (Jaime) Ptacek, Luke and Anna, Littleton, Colo.; Aubrey Ptacek and Ava, Wilson; Kaitlin (Seth) DeWerff, Akron, Colo.; Chelsea (Sebastian) Slaven-Davis, Pan and Orion, Portland, Ore.; Dylan Slaven, Overland Park; Annemarie (Peter) Yorck, San Francisco; James Slaven (Emily Rodriguez), Santa Ana, Calf.; Sarah Jo Slaven, Kona, Hawaii; Mary Kate Slaven, Lawrence; Magdalene, Overland Park; PFC Gage Dietz, Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska; Riley Dietz, Hays; Alex, Hunter and Ashtyn Brown, Russell.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wilson. Burial will follow in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a vigil and rosary service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be on Thursday, May 30 from 10 a.m. until services time at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to the Barbara Siefers Memorial Fund or to Masses and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 610 24th St. Wilson, KS, 67490. 

Condolences may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home

P.O. Box 533 

Wilson, KS. 67490

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 29, 2019