Barbara "Leota" Kiefling (75) of Gatesville, TX, formerly of Cowden


Published on October 18 2017 4:20 pm

Barbara “Leota” Kiefling, 75 of Gatesville, TX formerly of Cowden passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Providence Health Center in Waco, TX.

Funeral service will be Saturday, October 21 at 10:00 A.M. at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden with Rev. Kathy Lewis officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Burial will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Cowden. A memorial has been established in her name for the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (

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Born October 23, 1941 in Fayette County she was the daughter of Boyd E. and Fay M. (Shields) Sarver. On May 27, 1960 she and Kyle D. Kiefling were united in marriage and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2009. Leota worked as a seamstress, parts inspector and a hospital switchboard operator. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, shopping, and traveling with anyone that was going with her. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gatesville, TX.

She is survived by her two children Wyatt (Karen) Kiefling of Waterford, MI, Kendall (Richard) Butler of Gatesville, TX; grandchildren Elizabeth, Shaun, Anthony, Connor, Dylan, Jack, Jacob and Jared; great grandchildren Adison, Zackary, Olivia and Natalie; one sister Jeanette (Mike) Phillips of Noblesville, IN; five nephews and one niece.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband.