Anna Rose Kiefer

Anna Rose Kiefer, 89, of Republic, formerly of Blue Springs, Kansas City and St. Joseph, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in the Manor at Elfindale, Springfield.
Kiefer was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of Harold A. and Sadie (George) Watts.
Kiefer really loved taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren. She was also an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, spending time at the lake, and bird watching.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George L. Kiefer; and her parents.
Kiefer is survived by two sons and their spouses, Lawrence and Karen Kiefer, and Gary and Mary Kiefer; a daughter and her husband, Cathy and James Sturm; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Emily and Anthony Dewhirst, Patrick Kiefer, Kristina and Jon Newbold, J.T. and Krista Sanders, Michelle Sanders, Katlin and Dylin Liles, Peregrine Sturm, and Cooper Sturm; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jo Billings; nephews and a niece; and other extended family and friends.
A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Meadors Funeral Home, 314 N. Main, Republic, MO 65738. The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 11 a.m., also in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lindsey Cemetery, Republic. Family and friends may share online condolences at


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