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Mary Lise Seibert, 66, Brown County

Mary Lise "Sunshine" Seibert, 66, Brown County, was born to Edward Alexander White and Lauretta Fredette White on June 8, 1946 in Franklin, N.J. She spent much of her childhood in East Lansing, Mich. where her father taught veterinary medicine at Michigan State University. Later, her family moved to Terre Haute, where she graduated from high school and then attended Indiana State University. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education and taught for a short time before becoming a full-time homemaker and mother of three. As her children got older, she began work as an assistant librarian at the Brown County Public Library where she remained for about ten years. She took care of the children's section and the bookmobile, helping people in the community access books. More recently, she was a volunteer grandparent at Helmsburg Elementary School in Brown County. Mary was an avid reader, gardener, seamstress, baker, birder and quilter, among many other interests. She was knowledgeable on subjects such as diet and nutrition and wildlife. She was a lover of nature and animals and supported organizations such as Audubon Society, Doctors Without Borders, Society for the Protection of Animals and the local humane shelter. She was creative, industrious, loving and a hard worker.

Surviving her are daughter, Katrina Seibert Costeur (husband, Nicolas) and their two children, Angelina and Lucas; daughter, Heather Seibert Jalof (Amandus) and their three children, Nyah, Jaden and Banyon; her son, James Seibert (wife, Ashley) and their son Jameson; her children's father, former husband and long-time friend, James Seibert; sister, Genevieve White, brothers Mark and Edward White; brother-in-law, Lester Mason; and niece, Emily Mason.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Helmsburg Community Church. In lieu of flowers, her family asks donations on her behalf be made to the Brown County Humane Shelter or another organization she supported.

She finally succumbed to complications from the radiation treatment that had saved her from Hodgkin's/Lymphoma in her late teens more than forty years ago. She was a survivor and we were fortunate and blessed to have shared time with her. She will survive in our memories.

Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made to www.BondMitchellFuneralHome.com.

 

  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane