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Martha Lee Tolliver Sibert Obituary

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Martha Lee Tolliver Sibert Obituary

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Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Tolliver, Sturgill, McDavid, Salmons
Martha Lee Tolliver Sibert Obituary

My cousin, Martha Lee Tolliver Sibert
Our grandparents were James David Tolliver and Martha Lee Sturgill Tolliver, originally of Carter County, Kentucky, they later moved to Buchtel, Ohio, and on to Crooksville, Ohio

Martha Lee Tolliver Sibert

Martha Lee Tolliver Sibert, 83, wife of the late Dr. James Grant Sibert, and a long time resident of Torrance, died June 2, 2013. Martha was born July 31, 1929 to Margaret Artman and Donald Tolliver in Detroit, MI. Subsequently, Martha's family moved to Buchtel, Ohio then to Athens, Ohio where Martha spent the remainder of her childhood, graduating from Athens High School in 1947. Martha was employed by the Athens School District for several years prior to moving to California in 1958. Upon arrival in Torrance, Martha was hired by the Torrance Unified School District where she met James Grant Sibert whom she later married May 15, 1959. Martha earned a BA in Education in 1963 from Long Beach State College. After graduation, she began her teaching career in 5th grade at Silver Spur Elementary School. She retired from teaching in 1991. Mrs. Sibert touched the lives of many young people during her tenure many of whom maintained contact with her through the years. Martha was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, her parents and three brothers, Gerald, Donald, and David Tolliver. She is survived by a sister-in-law, many cousins, nieces, nephews and countless, wonderful lifelong friends and neighbors. Martha was a member of the Nativity Catholic church of Torrance. Please sign the guestbook at

Published in Daily Breeze on June 20, 2013

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