Mary Kiefer

Friday, March 16, 2007

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary Lou Kiefer, 73, of Perryville died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born Sept. 30, 1933, in Perry County, daughter of Robert I. and Mary T. Berkbigler Prost. She and Wallace F. Kiefer were married Oct. 23, 1954, at Highland, Mo.

Kiefer was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Highland, Blessed Sacrament Sodality, and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Leo and Ray Kiefer of Perry County, Wayne Kiefer of Bollinger County; two daughters, Bonnie Riehn of Perry County, Margie Sammons of Fenton, Mo.; a sister, Catherine Mattingly of Illinois; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, and 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Family Funeral Home. The parish wake will be at 7 tonight, and the rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Highland, with the Rev. Robert Brockland officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.