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Lela Siebert

Lela Siebert of Basalt died Saturday, May 31, 2003, in Carbondale. She was 91.

She was born June 23, 1911, to Anna Christina and Frederich “Fritz” Hunninghake, the eldest of seven children.

She married Ellsworth Thomson “Bud” Siebert on Sept. 6, 1930, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Denver.

Mrs. Siebert lived in Emporia, Kan., from 1930 to 1972. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 35 years, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Ladies’ Altar Society and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

In 1972, she moved to Pilsen, Kan., to be housekeeper for Monsignor Arthur Tonne at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. She moved to Marion, Kan., in 1991. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Parish, St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary and the Athena Club.

Mrs. Siebert moved to Basalt in 2002 to live with her daughter, Susann Guy.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Ronald Siebert, in 1950; and by her husband, Bud Siebert, in 1951.

Mrs. Siebert is survived by daughters and son-in-law Susann and Ted Guy of Basalt, and Carol Pilant of Lawrence, Kan.; by sons Donald “Corky” Siebert of Wichita, Kan., and Douglas Siebert; and by grandchildren Julia and Colin Pilant.

A funeral Mass was held at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 2, at St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church in Carbondale.

Memorial contributions may made to the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC) of Sedgewick County, 2919 West 2nd, Box 1120, Wichita, KS 67203, or to St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church, 0397 Whitehill Road, Carbondale, CO 81623.

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