Ruth N. Kieffer

Ruth N Kieffer, 68, of 4449 Line Mountain Road, Klingerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, at her residence.

She was born on Monday, Oct. 16, 1944, in Pottsville, a daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy Eckler Wedde.

She was a 1962 graduate of Tri-Valley High School and a graduate of the Pottsville School of Nursing.

She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for Pottsville Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital for twenty years, and then did home health care for area residents.

She was a member of Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church, Leck Kill.

Ruth loved her dogs, making crafts, and cooking.

She was preceded in death by a son, Paul L. Kieffer, Jr; a daughter Lori Ann Kieffer; a brother Robert Wedde; an infant brother; and a sister Janet Lucas.

She is survived by her husband Paul L. "Butch" Kieffer, to whom she was married for 46 years.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Friday, Dec. 7, with the Rev. Mark Rothermel officiating. Burial was in Friedens Cemetery, Hegins.

Memorial contributions can be made to Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church, 1128 Ridge Road, Klingerstown PA 17941.

Condolences can be left for the family at

Funeral Home

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

Published in The News Item on Dec. 13, 2012