Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Selma Johnson Sidles, 1894-1978
Daily Iowegian - March 1978
Services for Selma Johnson Sidles, longtime resident of Appanoose County, will be Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at the Jerome United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill Ballard will officiate, and burial will be in Jerome Cemetery. The Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home is in charge of services.
Mrs. Sidles died at the home of her daughter, Virginia, in Bethel Park, Pa., Tuesday, March 21, 1978, at the age of 83. She had resided in the Jerome area many years.
Born October 19, 1894, in Centerville, she was the daughter of Claus and Ida Larsen Johnson. She attended Centerville schools, and later was married to Peter Sidles, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Jerome Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Virginia Streiff, widow of Warren Streiff, of Bethel Park; four sons, Paul Howard, Ames; Harry Arthur, Centerville; Peter, Oswego, Ill.; and James, Richfield, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; one brother, Francis Johnson of the Los Angeles, Calif., area; and two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Olga) Krause, southern California; and Mrs. Lester (Ruth) Bloom, Sun City, Ariz.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Tom and Dan Johnson, and two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Carol) Castle and Mrs. Carl (Jenny) Gillespie.
There will be a visitation period at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 8 p.m.