Nancy Seidler

Posted 2/28/22

BLOOMINGTON — Word has been received of the death of Nancy Hamilton Neubauer Seidler of Bloomington.

Mrs. Seidler was born Jan. 19, 1948, in Paris, the daughter of Beverly Hamilton Barr and …

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Nancy Seidler

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BLOOMINGTON — Word has been received of the death of Nancy Hamilton Neubauer Seidler of Bloomington.

Mrs. Seidler was born Jan. 19, 1948, in Paris, the daughter of Beverly Hamilton Barr and Stewart Barr. Her father died in 1948, and in 1953, her mother married Harold F. Neubauer, and he adopted Nancy and her sister, Linda. A brother, Kurt, joined the family in 1954.

She married George Seidler in 1973. They owned and operated 15 Seidler Hallmark Stores though out Illinois.

She is survived by her sister, Linda and brother-in-law, Terry Garbe.

Mrs. Seidler loved horses and enjoyed riding. She and Walter, her beloved American saddlebred horse, participated in shows in Illinoi s and Iowa. They were Reserve Champions at the University of Illinois Show.

She loved libraries and particularly books on tape. It was not unusual for her to have books from three libraries in her possession at one time.

Her love for detail and complexity shows in her intricate needlework. Her passion for needlework almost came to an early end when she stitched one of her first masterpieces, a cotton floss embroidery picture, to her pants and it had to be cut apart. She went on to learn embroidery, crewel, tatting, tailoring, knitting, needlepoint, quilting, etc. etc. etc. Her most recent bead-and-thread passion was Kumihimo.

 She created beautiful and complex Kumihimo cords and collaborated with her sister, Linda Garbe, to create jewelry and sculptural pieces combining beaded Kumihimo with polymer clay. They shared a lifetime of adventures, collaborations and love.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences at www.carmodyflynn.com