Irene L. Siemers

Friday, June 21, 2002

Irene Lucille Siemers, 83, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at her home.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Douglas Breite officiating. Interment will be in Cape County Memorial Park.

Irene was born May 28, 1919, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Amiel and Alma Kurre Masters. She and William R. "Bill" Siemers were united in marriage April 6, 1947.

Loving survivors include her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Linda Siemers of Bartlesville, Okla.; a daughter and son-in-law, June and Jim Seabaugh of Jackson; four grandsons, Aaron Siemers and fiancee, Emily Mitchell; Micah Siemers and wife, Katie; Craig Riek and wife, Kay; Curt Riek and wife, Maghen; and two great-granddaughters, Macy Riek and Madison Riek.

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Irene graduated from Southeast Missouri State University. She taught at the former Coker School, the former Old Brick School in Cape Girardeau and the former Dutchtown School.

She was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, where she had been primary Sunday School superintendent many years. She volunteered at Southeast Missouri Hospital in pastoral care, and also helped with American Red Cross blood drives.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Living Hope or charity of your choice.