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Obituaries

Obituaries

Helen W. Kiefer 1923 - 2005 Baldwin

Private inurnment services for Helen W. Kiefer, 82, Baldwin, will be in Sutton Cemetery in Douglas County. Mrs. Kiefer died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Eureka, the daughter of George and Viola May Black Wiggins.Mrs. Kiefer was a homemaker. She and her husband were foster parents to 47 children. During World War II she worked at North American Aviation in Kansas City, Kan., as a riveter.She married Dale Kiefer on July 7, 1945, in Lawrence. He died Jan. 27, 2000.Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Kiefer-Fletcher and Sandra Richards, both of Baldwin; a brother, Charles Wiggins, Eureka; a sister, Dorothy Postlewait, Wheaton, Ill.; and two grandchildren.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.