She was born on Jan. 21, 1927, at Edna, a daughter of Oren Allen and Susie Emma (Triebel) Triplett. She was raised there and attended Parsons Schools. Following high school, she was employed for many years at the Labette Community College as a cook in the cafeteria. On June 12, 1948, she and Earl E. Seibert were united in marriage at Parsons. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1986.
She was a long-time member of the First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed counted cross stitch as well as matting and framing. She also enjoyed cross word puzzles.
Survivors include a son, Todd Seibert of Wichita; and two sisters, Dorsey Luttrell of Portland, Ore., and Imogene Minor of Parsons.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, C. Eugene Triplett; and a sister, Maxine Larsen.
Friends would say that knowing Reta inspired them to be a better person. Reta's hallmark was her ever present positive attitude and smile. Her proudest accomplishment was raising her son. A major source of her fulfillment in life was having a loving son.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. today at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the First Assembly of God and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357. Condolences to the family may be mailed here as well. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carson-Wall Funeral Home of Parsons.