Patricia Sigmund

Patricia Kaye Sigmund, 76, of Columbia, passed away on September 16, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Columbia on March 19, 1944, the daughter of Herschel and Georgene Taylor.

Kaye was wed to Jerome H. “Jerry” Sigmund III of Columbia on November 27, 1965 in Mexico, and he survives.

Patricia is also survived by her daughter, Angela (Paul) Gallagher of St. Charles; brothers, Charles “Rusty” Taylor (Leigh) of Columbia, John Taylor (Sue) of Mexico, Mitchel Taylor (Debbie) of Sturgeon; sisters Karen Hesselberg of Ann Arbor, Mich., Sara Flowers of West Plains, Mary Denham (Bob) of Mexico, Kim Sewell of DeSoto; and a sister-in-law Judy Taylor of Martinsburg. Also, surviving are grandchildren Evan and Connor Gallagher and multiple nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Kaye was a graduate of Mexico High School in Mexico. She proudly worked as a Corporate Administrative Cashier from 1962-69 at Sears and Roebuck back when employees were paid in cash in envelopes. She stayed home with her daughter until 1987 when she re-entered the workforce at Dillard’s in ladies’ dresses until retirement in 1998. She loved to travel with her family, garden, collect rocks and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.

She was an active member of the Fairview United Methodist Church and was a member of Cosmo Pals Association. She also enjoyed decorating and designing silk flower arrangements in her spare time and had a collection of snowmen.

Kaye was preceded in death by her brothers, George Taylor and Ralph Taylor; sister, Janet Taylor as an infant; and brother-in-laws, Bob Hesselberg, Jess Flowers and Pat Sewell.
A memorial service will be held at a later date but memorial contributions can be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, 3200 Chapel Hill Road, Columbia MO 65203 or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, Columbia.

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