marie C. seibert

June 18, 1926 - January 08, 2017

Marie C. Seibert
Marie C. Seibert, 90, of Westlake, Ohio, and longtime resident of Beaumont, Texas, died Sunday, January 8, 2017. She was born on June 18, 1926 in Zanesville, Ohio, daughter of the late Zulima Perkins Cole and Ralph L. Cole. As a young woman, Marie enjoyed music and developed a talent for piano and organ, as well as performing in the high school chorus and bands. In 1943 she graduated from Zanesville High School and attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio and the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She worked in a variety of clerical positions and taught music before marrying Wendell Seibert on February 10, 1951. Together they raised four children and created households in Parkersburg, West Virginia, Cheshire, Connecticut, and for thirty seven years in Beaumont, Texas. After her children had grown, Marie returned to college at Lamar University in Beaumont and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music in 1974 and her Master’s Degree in Music Education in 1980. She taught English at Forest Park and West Brook High Schools in Beaumont for fifteen years. In addition to being a supportive role model to her children, Marie also felt called to serve. She was an active member of the Junior League, the Beaumont Symphony League, the American Contract Bridge League, and was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for thirty years. She was an organist for a variety of churches in the Beaumont area and taught piano to students of all ages for over thirty years. Marie was preceded in death by her husband of sixty four years, Wendell; and her sisters Marilyn Sylvester and Marlene Eliason. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Seibert Steinbrecher and her husband, Jon, of Rocky River, Ohio; sons, John Seibert and his wife, Rin, of Valparaiso, Indiana; David Seibert and his wife, Melinda, of Waco, Texas; Jimmy Seibert and his wife, Laura, of Waco, Texas; thirteen grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. A gathering of Mrs. Seibert’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont, Texas, 77706.
2000 Mcfaddin Ave Beaumont, TX 77701
Gathering of family and friends
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church The Parlor at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
1350 N. 23rd Street Beaumont, TX 77706
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
funeral service
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
1350 North 23rd Street Beaumont, TX 77706
11:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703
memorial contributions
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
1350 N 23rd Street Beaumont, TX 77706

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