Merna N. Siemens

6 November, 193517 November, 2020

Merna Nelle Siemens, 85, passed away on November 17, 2020. She was born in Ransom, Kansas, on October 6, 1935 to Myrland Shank and Mildred Shank.

Merna was, first and foremost, a woman of her family. She was a doting wife to her husband, Eugene “Gene” Siemens. But she was also a mom to all. She is fondly remembered for how she and Gene were a stable, loving, parental force to many. And those relationships endured. She never stopped being a mom to all, as is proof of her love of her sons-in-law that she would never think differently of than being part of her family, and her heart. Merna was also very active. She loved her many groups that she was a part of such as Women of the West (WOW), her Granny’s Group, and Three Old Broads, WSU Lunch Bunch, and Red Hat Society. She was a member of Aldersgate Church for as long as anyone can remember, and her love for all there, and for God, made her very active in the choir, and she played a huge role in the annual Harvest Festival Dinners.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gene Siemens and parents Myrland and Mildred Shank.

She is survived by daughters Fran (Robb) Rose, Dana (Chris) Pepper, Patty (Eric) Christensen and Chrissy (Manny DiMattia) Hall; sister Karen Shoemaker; brother Lynn Shank; former son in law Damon Hall; grandchildren, Kelsey (Matt) Gillenwater, Drew (Shane) Rose, Garrett (Kacie) Pepper, Colton (Courtney) Pepper, Hayden (Talia) Pepper, Tanner (Olivia) Christensen, Ian (Ireland) Christensen, Kaylea (Josh) Kultgen, Emily (Derrick) Smith, and Gunnar Hall; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions in Merna's honor can be made to Koinonia Senior Care, Meals on Wheels, and Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 23rd from 1-5pm at Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 W Hwy 54, 67209, Wichita. A private funeral service will be held. For more information go to


  • Drew Rose
  • Garrett Pepper
  • Colton Pepper
  • Hayden Pepper
  • Tanner Christensen
  • Ian Christensen
  • Gunnar Hall


  • Visitation

    Monday, 23 November , 2020


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Christine Brisco

21 November 2020

Our ministry has been blessed to serve Merna and her family in 2020. She has touched the lives of Amy, Patty, and Sharlet as they have talked, shared walks and sang hymns together. She loved her family dearly and y'all were so honoring and attentive to her every need and desire. What a privelege to get to know Merna and her girls. Even though our hearts hurt, our souls rejoice that she has entered heaven's gate with a welcoming crew of Jesus, Gene, and others who knew her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Linda Jurgensen

20 November 2020

My husband and I were so sorry to hear of Myrna's illness and passing. We were part of her GTC class at Aldersgate and always looked forward to her beautiful, smiling face being there and in the choir. I will always remember Myrna for her gentle nature and caring towards others. May God provide peace and blessings for all the family, knowing that Myrna is now with Him and Gene.

Vicki Brooks

19 November 2020

Aunt Merna was the best 2nd mom anyone could ever wish for. She was always there when any of her nieces or nephews reached out. To say she was greatly loved and will be truly missed is a huge understatement. We take comfort in knowing she is home with Jesus, and once again by Uncle Gene’s side. ❤️