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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: Roberta M. Seibel

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  • Roberta M. Seibel, 79, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at her granddaughter’s home in Olpe. She was born July 4, 1933, in Wichita to Wilbur W. and Cora (Fitch) Carpenter. She was a member and baptized in the First Christian Church in Peabody. Roberta was a 1951 graduate of Peabody High School. On Nov. 26, 1952, she married James L. Seibel, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1987. Roberta worked as a dental assistant, motel manager and receptionist and most recently worked in the fabric department at Wal-Mart, retiring Aug. 19, 2010. She enjoyed collecting cookie cutters and teapots. Roberta was very active in the Red Hat Society and enjoyed the friends she made. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Fuller of Emporia; granddaughters, Nicole Farr of Olpe, and Angela M. Law of Gunnison, Colo.; and grandson, Anthony Fuller of Emporia. Roberta was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Lee Benward; and sister, Shirley Edwards. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Tim Mace presiding. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton. Memorials are suggested to Hardin Hospice Kansas, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
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