Mary Ann Siefert, age 92 of Batesville, gained her angel wings on April 28, 2020. Born December 11, 1927 in Morris, Indiana, she is the daughter of Therese (Nee: Riehle) and Martin Prickel. The young farm girl married Jerome “Jake” Siefert on June 21, 1952 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Morris, and he preceded her in death on April 18, 1999. She retired from the Hill-Rom Company and began to travel with Jake, visiting her daughters and their families along the way.Those who knew Mary Ann knew how much she enjoyed family gatherings, tending to her flower and vegetable gardens and chatting on the breezeway with visiting friends and neighbors. She and Jake started their family with twin girls, another daughter arrived eighteen months later, and another eight years later — she had her hands full but excelled as a mama with all her daughters. Mary Ann volunteered at St. Louis parish and school, and at the former Hospitality Hall, and was a member of the Red Hat Belles and Surviving Spouses Dinner Club.When her twins left for college, Mary Ann decided to accept a job working in the upholstery area, and later in the wiring department of Hill-Rom. This venture provided a wealth of great friendships that lasted into her retirement. Holidays with family gathered were her favorite times, and she treasured the addition of each son-in-law, grandchild and great-grandchild … and was thrilled when another set of twins arrived among the great-grandchildren. When asked what she would miss the most, she replied, “Seeing my greats grow up.”Following Jake’s death, Mary Ann began to downsize her household and made the decision to move to St. Andrews at age 91. She thrived in the assisted living environment and thoroughly enjoyed the residents and activities and praised their caring staff members. She came into the world surrounded by the love of family at the Prickel farm on Lammers Pike and entered her eternal life “just down the road a bit,” at St. Andrews, surrounded again by the love of family. Mary Ann is survived by her daughters Jean (Jeff) Beckley of Carmel, Indiana; Jane (Jim) Nordmeyer of Monclova, Ohio; Peggi (Von) Shipman of Valdosta, Georgia; and Sue Siefert of Batesville. She was most proud of her grandchildren, James Beckley, Sarah Nordmeyer, Jacque Beckley (Brad) Smith, Eric (fiancée Mary Bajic) Nordmeyer, John Nordmeyer, Jenna Beckley (fiancée Jason Bates) and Jordan Beckley, her two step-grandchildren, Chris and Katie Shipman, and her precious great-grandchildren, Tyler, Graham and Lyla Smith, and Jacob and Addison Nordmeyer.In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary June, a sister, Helen Wettering and a brother, Leonard Prickel.Due to COVID-19 precautions, a drive-thru viewing will be held Saturday, May 2 from 9:30-11:00 at the Weigel funeral home. Private graveside service will be held at St. Louis Cemetery. Later, when conditions permit, a celebration of her life will be held.The family requests paying it forward to memorialize Mary Ann – consider volunteering or contributing to a food or blood bank, helping a neighbor in need during this time of isolation, supporting the first responders, truckers, grocery workers or healthcare workers with an act of kindness. Memorials donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis or the St. Andrew’s Activity Fund and mailed to Weigel Funeral Home, P.O. Box 36, Batesville, Indiana, 47006.
“It was never going to just change overnight,” said Lallana, who had another good game under the German. “Maybe the reaction to him coming in was a bit over the top but he’s a great manager who has had great success. “He’s asking people to do different things to what they were used to so it will take a bit of time. “I think in his first two games you have seen glimpses and moments of the style he wants to play. “It’s not going to happen overnight, but I’m very confident we’re going to succeed under him. “The fans here demand success here and we want to give them that.” In his two matches in charge obvious elements of Klopp’s style – the high-tempo pressing, for example – have been evident but the side are a long way from being where the manager wants them to be. There is plenty of work still to be done on the training ground but with the return from injury of Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino and striker Daniel Sturridge set to come back into contention for Sunday’s visit of Southampton Klopp is at least being able to work with most of his squad. Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana admits successive draws in new manager Jurgen Klopp’s first two matches have added a dose of realism to temper fans’ sky-high expectations. The former Borussia Dortmund coach’s arrival at Anfield a fortnight ago sparked a wave of optimism on Merseyside with many fans predicting great things from the off. From the start Klopp insisted he was not a miracle worker and change would take time and a 1-1 Europa League draw at home to 10-man Rubin Kazan, on the back of a goalless stalemate at Tottenham, have highlighted exactly that. Press Association The return of captain Jordan Henderson, Klopp’s archetypal hard-running midfielder, from a broken foot cannot come soon enough but the manager will have to wait late into the season before Danny Ings comes back from anterior cruciate ligament surgery and even longer for Joe Gomez, who sustained a similar but more serious problem. Benteke and Firmino both came off the bench against Kazan and Klopp will hope they can add more threat in the final third, something which has been a problem all season. “It was great to have Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino back fit and hopefully Daniel Sturridge won’t be too far away,” added Lallana. “Looking at the squad, there are definitely goals there. “We’re disappointed we didn’t take the three points (against Kazan). “We created a lot of chances but the ratio of shots on target to off target wasn’t high enough and that probably explains why we couldn’t get the second goal. “Parts of the performance were bright and encouraging as we got into good areas. We need a bit more ruthlessness from everyone. “Moving forward there are encouraging signs. Everyone is warming to the manager and how he wants to play. “There’s lots of hard work and lots of yards to put in to get to where we want to be. “Jurgen has made it clear that he demands 100 per cent. He wants us to win the ball back as soon as it’s given away. “Going forward, it’s going to improve.” Lallana’s former club are next up at Anfield and will pose a more significant test than the 10-man Russians did. “They are playing well at the minute and recruited well,” said Lallana. “I’m looking forward to meeting up with a few old friends but Sunday is about getting the business done and ensuring we get the three points. “It’s back to the training ground for us on Friday and we want nothing less than three points on Sunday.”