Juliana M. “Julie” Sievers passed away early Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola. She was 88 years old.
Daughter of Peter J. and Marie F. (Massoth) Yohon, Juliana was born April 6, 1932, in Woodson County.
On July 25, 1953, she and Francis Dean “Sonny” Sievers were married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yates Center. They purchased a farm in Perry Township, Woodson County where they lived until moving to Yates Center in 1985.
Julie worked as a sales clerk and homemaker. She belonged to many different organizations and loved dancing, cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, and quilting, along with many other activities. Julie never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew her. And to the “Fallen Angels Group” that took her to get her hair fixed, to lunch, and to coffee and conversation, she loved you all very much!
Her husband, Sonny, preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 2016, following more than 63 years of marriage. She was also preceded by her parents; two brothers, Eugene and Robert Yohon; Ella Mae Sievers; and an infant sister, Mildred Yohon.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Smith of Andover; her two sons, Richard Sievers and wife Suzanne of Yates Center, and Charles Sievers and wife Tammie of Yates Center; daughter Joni Diver and husband Joseph of Yates Center; an honorary daughter Debbie Soto and husband Hector of Everett, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
A Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, with Mass following at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yates Center. Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Owl Creek Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friends For Life or St. Joseph’s Altar Society and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, PO Box 188, Yates Center, KS 66783.