Sybil Kaigler


Mrs. Sybil Kaigler, 88, business owner of Kaigler’s Ready to Wear, passed away in Lockhart, Texas on March 9, 2015. Sybil was born in Columbia, Miss., on June 27, 1926 to Ed and Leona Thompson McArn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don Kaigler; and daughters, Lynda and Nancy Kaigler.

Sybil is survived by her daughter, Donna Kaigler, and son, Kenneth D

on Kaigler, of Lockhart; sister, Charlotte Carpenter, and brother, Joe McArn; and grandchildren, Edie Richards Staudt, Tommy Chesser and Tamera Garcia.

A visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday March 12, 2015, at Eeds Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13, at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Don Duvall and Pastor Rob Clopton officiating.

The committal service will follow at 3 p.m. at the Onion Creek Memorial Park, 11610 Chapel Lane, Austin, Texas 78748. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Gentiva Hospice, 1191 Corporate Drive, Suite 104, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

Sybil’s loved ones wish to express their love of her and admiration for her. She will always be in our heart and thoughts until we meet her again.

All arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas. (512) 398-2343. To view and sign the guestbook, visit



  1. Anna Schwertfeger 11 March, 2015 at 21:19 Reply

    My condolences to Donna and Ken; she will definitely be missed and is so loved. She was an amazing retailer and I loved visiting with her when I came into town.

  2. Tommy & Janet Frizell 12 March, 2015 at 20:31 Reply

    Lockhart will have a huge vacancy to fill. Sybil was a true business leader not only for Lockhart but for the entire central Texas area.

    Janet and I considered Sybil a very good friend.

  3. Pat Allred 12 March, 2015 at 23:52 Reply

    My husband loved making a phone call to Sybil and just ask her to pick out a gift for me! Being fellow Mississipians they had long talks and enjoyed visiting. She was a treasure to our downtown square and always enjoyed a good chat with her customers. I am still wearing clothes that either he or I purchased at KAIGLERS. She will be missed.

  4. Amy Kenney 14 March, 2015 at 01:07 Reply

    Condolences to the family.She was authentic and a true gem! I will always remember my visits to Bois D Arc to see my mom and always being greeted by her sweet smile and those wonderful stories of her life. Amy C Kenney

  5. Fae Conner 16 March, 2015 at 19:51 Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about Sybil. She was a fine person whom I enjoyed and appreciated very much. She will be dearly missed. My deepest sympathy to the family… with special thoughts to Edie. May the Lord be with you and provide comfort.

  6. Phyllis Metcalfe 17 March, 2015 at 14:28 Reply

    My sympathies to the family. Loved to shop at Sybil’s store, and chat with her about current events. I always found good values, and lovely displays. She was a classy lady with great taste.

  7. Mark Chambers 18 March, 2015 at 06:35 Reply

    Growing up across the street from Mrs. Kaigler was a blast in itself. Mrs. Kaigler was always kind and generous to us kids that seemed to always get into things around the neighborhood. It was a pleasure knowing her and she will be sadly missed. Lockhart has lost a true business leader and dear friend. Donna & Kenny Don, my prayers and sympathy goes to you and the family. May God bless you.

  8. Shirley Bell Bolton 30 June, 2015 at 18:41 Reply

    Donna, yep, it’s me! Sorry to hear about Sybil. She lived a long life & was quite a class act. Remember how she scared me. Oh, we have some great memories. She took me in, although you & I could really get in trouble. Wonderful memories, Donna. Hope you’re doing well.

    Love & Hugs,

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