Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home obituary – Celia Siegrist, 82, Fort Madison

Celia Siegrist, 82, of Fort Madison

Celia Siegrist, 82, of Fort Madison, passed away at 11:48 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 at her home.  
She was born March 11, 1938 to Earl W. and Beatrice Celia (Simmons) Mattox.  On June 30, 1957 she married Donald C. Siegrist, they later divorced.  
Celia is survived by six sons: Clayton Siegrist of Niota, Ilinois; Mike (Nancy) Siegrist of Racine, Wisconsin; Pat (Sally) Siegrist of Fort Madison, Iowa; Tim (Margaret) Siegrist of Pueblo, Colorado; Cory Siegrist of Sparta, Wisconsin; Ryan Siegrist of Fort Madison, Iowa; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild and one on the way; two sisters: Betty Cullen and Sondra Bendlage of Fort Madison, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister: Iris Kern; two brothers: Ed Mattox and Bobby Mattox. 
Celia worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Sheaffer Pen Company, and was a home health care aid.  She enjoyed pets, gardening flowers and yard work.  She especially loved having her family together for holidays.  
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  
Her body has been entrusted to Schmitz-Banks & Beals for cremation.  
Memorials have been established in her memory to Fort Madison Community Hospital  Home Health and Hospice or to Kensington Home Meals.  Memorials can be mailed to Schmitz – Banks & Beals Funeral Home,  P.O. Box 201, Nauvoo, Illinois 62354.
Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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