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Marie Kiefer, 105, of Memphis, died Monday, August 10, 2009 at the Scotland
County Care Center in Memphis.
was born the daughter of John and Clara (Becker) Kiefer on December 16, 1903 in
graduated from the Wyaconda High School.
She was the school’s cook there for many years, and then worked at a
candy factory in Trinidad, CO.
loved gardening and took pride in her beautiful flowers which she lovingly
nurtured. Lola will always be
remembered by her family for her homemade bread, cookies, and apple
was a member of the Wyaconda United Methodist Church.
she reached 100 years of age, Lola received a proclamation from the Missouri
House of Representatives and a letter from President George Bush when she
turned 105 in December.
was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leslie and Loyd Kiefer;
sisters, Wilma and Ruby Kiefer, Dorothy Klopfer and Hazel St. Clair.
is survived by her many nieces and nephews and their families.
services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 12, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in
Memphis with the Rev. Charles Hammack officiating. Andy Gibbs, Bob Kiefer, Vern St. Clair, Randy Gibbs, Kenny
McNamar, Charley Brown, and Allen Brillhart served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
are suggested to the Gorin Cemetery and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth
Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.
may be sent to Miss Kiefer’s family via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
were under the direction of Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.