ORAN -- Ellen M. Kiefer, 79, died at 10:50 a.m. Jan. 27, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Feb. 5, 1928, in Casa, Ark., to the late Z.C. and Myrtle Moore Cody, she was a retired housekeeper at St. Francis Medical Center and a member of the Assembly of God in Chaffee.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include: two sons, Bernard Kiefer of Advance and Vernon Kiefer of Jackson; three daughters, Camilla Dirnberger of Oran, Aleta Kiefer of St. Louis and Patricia Evans of Delta; two brothers, William "Lucky" Cody and Sam Cody of St. Louis; two sisters, Vellen Patterson of Oran and Jannett Hampton of De Soto; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. today at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Darren Larkin will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memorial Garden near Morley.
Pallbearers will be: Mark Kiefer, Matt Kiefer, Jeremy Evans, Jared Evans, Russ Andert and Daniel Dirnberger.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Carrie Keen, Cassandra Kiefer, Robert Kiefer and Dale Patterson.