McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

July 5, 2013

Adell Rooney Siefert

From submitted reports
Submitted report

McALESTER — Adell Rooney Siefert, of Austin, Texas, formerly of McAlester, died May 16, 2013.

A Celebration of Life will be at 3 p.m. July 27 at Pete’s Place with dinner to follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Superior Services of Austin, Texas.

Born Jan. 25, 1951, in Miami, she was the daughter of Bill and Eula Rooney. She grew up in McAlester, graduating from McAlester High School in the Class of 1970. She attended Concordia College in Austin, Texas.

She met and later married Jim Brewster in 1969 and they had three children. She later married Robert Siefert.

She worked in human resources and collections most of her life. She also worked for AARP as an employment specialist for numerous years.

She was proud of her Cherokee heritage.

Survivors include a daughter, Tina, Austin; son, Christopher, Columbia, S.C.; son, Shannon, Pflugerville, Texas; sister, Cora Culver, Cedar Falls, Iowa; sister, Randy Renfro, of McAlester; brother, Boyd Rooney, Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Diane Gragg and Gail Robinson.