Earl W. Kieffer

Earl W Kieffer, age 83, of 216 Grove Drive, Hegins, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Schuylkill Medical Center- S. Jackson, Pottsville.

He was born on Wednesday, May 22, 1929, in Leck Kill, a son of the late Harry and Pearl Dietz Kieffer.

He was a graduate of the former Mahanoy Joint High School.

He was the president of Hegins Mining Company.

He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins.

He was also a member of F&AM Valley Lodge 797 Valley View, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Millersburg Forest, the Hegins Valley View Rotary, a member and former president of the IMA.

Earl was an avid big game hunter.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Harry Kieffer and Paul Kieffer.

He is survived by his wife Roberta V. (Karper) Kieffer, to whom he was married for 17 years.

He is also survived by two daughters Jacqueline L. McConomy and her husband John of Punta Gorda, FL, and Kay L. Morgan and her husband Lee of Hegins; two step sons Shawn C. Fenstermacher and his wife Hope of Riverdale, MD, and Ryan M. Fenstermacher and his wife Corinne of Dayton, TN; three granddaughters Beth A. Bensinger of Hegins, Emilie K. Julian of Valley View, and Allison K. Davenport of Philadelphia; two grandsons Bradley E. Morgan of Knoxville, TN, and Andrew K. McConomy of Houston, TX; two step granddaughters Kayla M. Fenstermacher of Riverdale, MD, and Madisyn L. Fenstermacher of Dayton, TN; and seven great grandchildren.

Friends and family were invited to attend the funeral service that was held at Friedens United Church of Christ, Hegins, on Saturday, Nov. 24, with the Rev. Michael C Klahr officiating. Masonic services were held prior to the service.

Burial was in Fountain Community Cemetery.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.

Funeral Home

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home
200 West Main Street Valley View, PA 17983
(570) 682-3070

Published in The News Item on Nov. 29, 2012