Shirley Jean (Meyer) Kiefer was born Dec. 15, 1950, in Batesville and passed into eternal peace Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in Greensburg.
She was the daughter of the late Wilbur J. and Cornelia S. "Connie" (Schebler) Meyer, Hamburg.
The eldest of five siblings, growing up on the family farm in Hamburg, she graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy, Oldenburg.
She was married to Roy G. Kiefer Sept. 14, 1974, and was a lifelong homemaker, loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and aunt.
Shirley had worked for five years at Hill-Rom, Batesville, and had been a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Hamburg, where she loved singing in the choir. Shirley did not know a stranger and befriended all those in need of a smile. She had a love for taking care of others, baking home-cooked meals, serving sweet tea, sending cards with handwritten notes and making afghans.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Greensburg; daughter Shannon Day, Greensburg; three grandchildren: Rhegan Day, Madelyn Day and Jimmie Day, Greensburg; four siblings: Gene (Andie) Meyer, Hamburg, Wanda (Larry) Lecher, Greensburg, Donna Kieffer, Greensburg, and Bernard (Kim) Meyer, Hamburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, Greensburg, to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg, with the Rev. David Kobak officiating. Interment will be held in St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery, Hamburg.
Memorials may be made to Decatur County 4 Kids. Online condolences can be posted to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 17, 2016