Arlis Siebert


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KENTLAND, Ind. — Arlis Siebert passed away at 5:33 p.m. Sunday (June 23, 2019) in Kentland, Ind. Her five children, David C. Siebert of Saybrook, Terry (Sue) Siebert of Cissna Park, Kevin (Barb) Siebert of Fort Worth, Texas, Becky Siebert of Crown Point, Ind., and Kristal Young of Kentland, Ind., were with her. Arlis succumbed to the effects of dementia.

She was born Sept. 25, 1931, in Chebanse, the daughter of Ernest and Gladys (Newcomb) Legan; they preceded her in death in addition to two brothers, Kenny Legan and Everett Legan.

She was the wife of a career military serviceman, David A. Siebert, for over 30 years. She traveled with her children starting in Pensacola, Fla., where she gave birth to her first child, David C. She then went to Japan, many places in the United States and Europe. David A. was stationed at Ramstien Air Base in West Germany.

She moved back to her home in Onarga when David A. retired. There she raised five children who all eventually graduated from Onarga High School. She loved baking cakes as both a hobby and small business. She worked for Dr. Langstaff, a Fairbury physician, for many years. She was a founding member of the Onarga Booster Club that raised funds to keep sports alive in Onarga until consolidation.

She spent the last years of her life in the loving care of her daughter, Kristal. It was a long and difficult final trek in life for her, but the care she received from Kristal was so appreciated, not only by family members but by mother. For those who are dealing with the ravages of dementia, know you have many that can offer their experiences, that you don’t travel the path alone. A special thanks to Cheri Proctor who helped mother and Kristal at the end of her life’s journey.

Arlis leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and cousins, as well as Aunt Jeanie of Springfield and a special niece, Patti Ehrhardt, of Watseka.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Chebanse. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga.

Memorials may be made to Onarga Christian Church, where she was a member.

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