Virginia Maree Sidebottom, 95, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City. She was born April 8, 1917 in Minneola, the daughter of John Earl and Nellie May (Hinson) Stateler.
She attended schools in Minneola and Ulysses. Sidebottom married Otis Daniel Seemann Sept. 2, 1934. They later divorced. On Dec. 24, 1954, she married Robert Victor Sidebottom in Dodge City. He preceded her in death on June 18, 2012. She was an Avon Sales Representative for over 35 years.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Rebekah's, Women of the Moose, and the White Shrine Mizpah #9 all of Dodge City.
Sidebottom is survived by a daughter, Virginia Mertens of Grand Junction, Colo.; a stepson, Robert Cash and a stepdaughter, Rebecca Savage both of Moscow, Idaho; one brother, James Stateler of Perryton, Texas; one sister, Joyce Schneidewind of Wakeeny; five grandchildren, Pamela Renfro of Ensign, Cynthia Linville of Bailey, Colo., Dannetta Titus of DeSoto, Texas, Terry Seeman of Duncanville, Texas, and David Sullivan of Aurora, Colo.; 21 great-grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild.
She is also preceded in death by her parents; son, Daniel Seemann; two brothers, Robert and Edward; two sisters, Lavina Malone and Gladys Lobdell; and one grandson, David Allen Davis.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Swaim Funeral Home in Dodge City, with Rev. Dick Robbins presiding. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at Swaim Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Prairie in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.