Barbara “Leota” Kiefling, 75 of Gatesville, TX formerly of Cowden passed away Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Providence Health Center in Waco, TX. Born October 23,
Born October 23, 1941, in Fayette County she was the daughter of Boyd E. and Fay M. (Shields) Sarver. On May 27, 1960, she and Kyle D. Kiefling were united in marriage and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2009. Leota worked as a seamstress, parts inspector, and a hospital switchboard operator. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, shopping, and traveling with anyone that was going with her. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gatesville, TX.
She is survived by her two children Wyatt (Karen) Kiefling of Waterford, MI, Kendall (Richard) Butler of Gatesville, TX; grandchildren Elizabeth, Shaun, Anthony, Connor, Dylan, Jack, Jacob and Jared; great-grandchildren Adison, Zackary, Olivia and Natalie; one sister Jeanette (Mike) Phillips of Noblesville, IN; five nephews and one niece.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 20, 2017, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden. Funeral service will be Saturday 10:00 A.M. at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden with Rev. Kathy Lewis officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Cowden. A memorial has been established in her name for the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (carcinoid.org).