Ila was born in Luray, Kansas on March 4, 1924 to Roy and Thelma Markley. She grew up in Luray and graduated from Luray High School in 1942. She married Vinton Siemers on June 15, 1947, and had five children. Vinton died January 13, 1968. Ila grew up in the Luray area, moving to Russell, Kansas in 1970. Ila was known for her talent as a seamstress. She spent her last year at Bethany Home in Lindsborg, Kansas. She was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church and the Russell V.F.W. #6240 Ladies Auxiliary.
Ila is survived by her children, Ron of California, Kurt (Kitza) of Salina, Linda Olson of Russell, Sharla Cook (Mike) of Wichita, and Sylvia Rice (Richard) of Salina; seven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, seven step-great grandchildren, and her sister Clova Peck of Russell.
Ila was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and her sister June Maring.
Celebration of Ila’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Otterbein United Methodist of Russell. Burial will follow at the Luray City Cemetery. The family will be present to greet friends from 9:30AM to Service time at the Church on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, Bethany Home of Lindsborg, and Otterbein United Methodist Church. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.