Archive for Thursday, October 7, 1999


October 7, 1999



Private graveside inurnment services for Fern M. Kieffer, 93, Lawrence, will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Kieffer died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.

She was born June 27, 1906, in Ottawa, the daughter of James O. and Minnie Ione (Aldrich) Whitsitt. She moved to Lawrence in 1920.

Mrs. Kieffer was a secretary at the Journal-World from 1955 to 1963, and worked as a secretary in USD 497 until retiring in 1971. She was a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, Tuesday Painters Pals and the First United Methodist Church.

She married Fred H. Kieffer on Sept. 26, 1923, in Lawrence. He died in 1954.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Lessenden and Ruth Stohs, both of Lawrence; a sister, Faye Farley, New Braunfels, Tex.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Visiting Nurses Association, and they may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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