Dorothy Sievers Obituary

Dorothy Sievers Obituary

Dorothy 'Dot' Sievers

From the Abilene Reporter News,

ALBANY - Dorothy "Dot" Sievers, 82, owner and operator of the Hereford Motel for more than 30 years, died Wednesday in an Abilene hospital after a lengthy illness.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Albany Cemetery with the Revs. Jeffrey "Beau" Pruitt and Doug Stenberg officiating, directed by Godfrey-Neese Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sievers was born in Niles, Ill., and worked as a riveter on C-54 cargo planes during World War II. She moved to Albany more than 50 years ago.

Survivors include one son, Herbert P. "Bud dy" Sie vers of Arlington; one sister, Ruth Pruitt of Glen Rose; three brothers, Herbert Kane of Sunrise Beach, Mo., George Kane of Mundelein, Ill., and Ken Kane of Naples, Fla.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

From Find a Grave:
From "The Albany News" Thu. October 29, 1998:

Dorothy Kane Sievers, a resident of Albany, Texas for over 50 years and owner-operator of The Hereford Motel for over 30 years, died early Wednesday morning, October 28, 1998, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas, after a lengthy heart illness.

Arrangements of a graveside service are pending with Godfrey-Neece Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sievers was born on September 17, 1916 in Niles, Illinois. During World War II, she was involved in the war effort as a riveter, working on C-54 cargo planes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Sievers, and a daughter, Joanne Fincher.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert P. "Buddy" and Michelle Sievers of Arlington, Texas; a sister, Ruth Pruitt of Glen Rose, Texas; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbert and Joan Kane of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, George and Mildred Kane of Mundelein, Illinois, and Ken and Millie Kane of Naples, Florida; a son-in-law, Ernest "Buddy" Fincher of Albany; a sister-in-law, Anne and her husband, Carl Roscher of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sievers is also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Marsha Ledbetter Whitehead of Mansfield, Texas; and four dear friends, Barbara Fincher Kelly of Abilene, Sue Fincher, Worlia Sazama, and Dorothy Wimberly, all of Albany.