Mavis Mathern

Mavis Gertrude Mathern, 87, of Sedalia, formerly of Reinbeck, IA, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, MO. She was born on September 8, 1928 in Reinbeck, IA the daughter of Simon and Hilka (Siebrands) Siefken, who preceded her in death.

On October 9, 1949, in Reinbeck, IA, she was united in marriage to Lawrence H. Mathern, who preceded her in death on February 18, 1989.

She is survived by three sons, Rick Mathern (Jane) of Sedalia, MO, Kevin Mathern (Susan) of Polk City, FL and Dennis Mathern of Lady Lake, FL; a daughter, Linda Barrow of Dunnellon, FL; two brothers, Marlin Siefken and Don Siefken; a sister Marie Smith; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by a brother, Hilko (Pickle) Siefken and two sisters, Hilda Aswegan and Verdine Siefken.

There will be a memorial service and burial held at a later date in Reinbeck, IA.

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