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Mary Rebecca "Becky" Siegman

October 21, 1943 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Mary Rebecca "Becky" Siegman Obituary

Mary Rebecca “Becky” Siegman, 80, of Hennepin, IL, died peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2024 at The Loft in Eureka.

Becky was born October 21, 1943 to Maurice and Mary (Smith) McGhiey in Spring Valley, IL and married Eugene Richard in 1961. Becky remained in the Hennepin area her entire life where she was well known for being an avid horse lover. A long time member of the Illinois Arabian Horse Association, Becky began raising and showing Arabian horses throughout the midwest in 1968.

After graduating from Magnolia-Swaney High School, Becky worked at United Airlines in Chicago as a key-punch operator, then later for her father, at Priscilla Grain in rural Lostant as a bookkeeper. She was last employed by her lifelong friend, Melvin Rice and Harvey Holocker as a bookkeeper for Rice Electric.

After reuniting with him later in life, Becky married her childhood friend Edwin Dale Siegman on April 11, 1998 in Hennepin. Dale and Becky were very active in the horse riding community and began the Putnam County Trailriders where they shared their love of riding with many others in the area. Dale preceded her in death on November 25, 2013 at their residence.

Also preceding Becky in death were her parents, Maurice and Mary, two brothers Mickey and Ted, and one step-son, Jeff Siegman.

She is survived by her children, Kerry (Robert) Fisher of Metamora, IL; Rex (Amy) Richard of Mackinaw, IL; grandchildren Laura (Joseph) Strawn, Rachel Fisher, Anna (Jordan) Hodel, Kerra (Paul) Maloney, Caleb Richard and Ava Richard; great-grandchildren Lola, Jax, and Reba Strawn, and Emma Hodel; sisters-in-law, Susan Campbell of McNabb, IL and Linda Holz of Varna, IL; as well as her step-children, Bill (Shelley) Siegman, of Hawaii; Michelle Siegman-Blackburn of Illinois; Celeste (Richard) Siegman-Herron, of Arkansas; and Celyna (Joe) Richard, of Louisiana, and Crystal Siegman, of Texas, along with their children.

Throughout her decades-long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis, Becky remained steadfast in her faithful walk with her Savior, always showing grace in every struggle and sharing her faith with everyone around her.

A Memorial Service to honor Becky’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville with a visitation one hour prior starting at 10:00. The Reverend Jerry Trecek will officiate. Weather permitting; burial will be in Cumberland Cemetery, Wenona. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Putnam County Ambulance.

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January 31, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326

Memorial Service
January 31, 2024

11:00 AM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326


Putnam County Ambulance Service


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