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Ethel M. Seevers, 85, was born in Batesville, Oct. 10, 1930. She passed away Oct. 20, 2015.. Ethel was the daughter of Catherine Bischoff and Leonard Hoff. She married Robert O. Seevers Feb. 15, 1947. Ethel was employed at Batesville Casket Co. as a sales administrator for 20 years before retiring. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, the Bereavement Committee and the Knights of St. John.. Ethel had many talents and interests. Her children remember her as an outstanding cook. There were many favorite meals, but her strawberry shortcake and pies were always special treats. Ethel was also an excellent seamstress, and when her daughters were young she would not only make their clothes, but also clothes for their dolls. In her later years she loved to shop. She was always very fashion conscious and had a keen talent for finding the best bargains.. Many people will remember seeing Ethel on her daily walks through town and Liberty Park. To say she had a brisk pace would be an understatement. Ethel was always active and was a member of the YMCA's Silver Sneakers for several years. Her hobbies included solving crossword puzzles and reading magazines and books. Most evenings she could be found watching her favorite TV shows, "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune." Ethel and Bob traveled extensively and enjoyed several cruises, their favorite being the Alaskan cruise.. Most importantly, Ethel was a devoted mother. She instilled in her children integrity, determination and a strong spirit. She would often say, "No matter what, keep on going forward; always believe that things will work out, because they always will.". Ethel is survived by her children Steve and Dave Seevers, Shari (Buck) Simmermeyer, Sandy Seevers and Terri (John) Dickey and her sister Virginia Yargus.. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Seevers; her brothers Oscar, Urban and Ralph Hoff; and her sister Loretta Dirks.. Visitation will be held at Weigel Funeral Home Monday, Oct. 26, from 9-11 am. Funeral services will be held at St. Louis Church Monday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m. with Father Stan Pondo officiating. A private burial service for the family will be held at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery following the funeral.. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation or to the Ripley Crossing Activities Fund in care of the funeral home.
Published on  October 21, 2015
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