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KIEFER, Elizabeth (Drummond) 1856-1930


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/13/2012 at 03:49:09

Elizabeth Drummond, daughter of David and Margaret Drummond, was born at McGregor, Iowa, February 9th, 1856, and passed away at her home in Cedar Rapids, June 25th, 1930.

She spent her girlhood days in McGregor and later became a teacher in the schools of McGregor, Postville and LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

On October 17th at her father's home in Dubuque she was married to John Kiefer and came to Hazelton which place remained their home for many years. Her husband preceded her in death December 24, 1922. Five years ago she went to Cedar Rapids to make her home with her daughter Gladys, a teacher in the schools of that city. There are two other daughters, Lois, wife of Fred J. Kay of Monticello and Delpha, wife of J. Guy Swartzell, of Olin. She is also survived by four grandchildren, the pride and joy of her declining years. They are: John and Elizabeth Kay and Ruth and Robert Swartzell.

The body was taken to Monticello Wednesday evening and remained in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kay where short services were conducted at 11 o'clock Friday morning by Rev. Samuel Gutensohn, pastor of the First Congregational church of Monticello. Interment was made in the Hazleton cemetery by the side of her husband and close by the resting place of her three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Prindle, Mrs. Jessie Anderson and Mrs. Lillie Latham. Her only brother, David Drummond, of La Crosse, Wis., passed away in March of this year, leaving her the only surviving member of her father and mother's family. She is, however, survived by a half sister, Mrs. Florence Drummond Nelson of Chicago.

Mrs. Kiefer was a member of St. Paul's Methodist church in Cedar Rapids, and of the Hazleton chapter of the order of the Eastern Star.

Her three daughters are blessed with the memory of an unselfish love and devotion rare even in mother love. A beautiful life of strong Christian character has closed its earthly cycle only to be continued in the unending and glorified fruition of eternity.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral of Mrs. John Kiefer Friday were: Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Wallace of Independence, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Wallace of Rowley, Mrs. Lawrence McMillan of Norfolk, W. Va., Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Kiefer, Mr. and Mrs. George Scully and Mrs. Hubert Bilbert of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Kiefer of Oran, Rev. and Mrs. G.M. Shoemaker of Center Point, J.A. Follmer and family and Mrs. Sarah Menzel and daughter Delpha of Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Kay of Farley, Mrs. Maud Kiefer of Oelwein and quite a number from Stanley.

~Oelwein Daily Register, July 2, 1930 (Hazelton News)


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