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Evelyn Marie Kiefer

Evelyn Marie Kiefer


Evelyn Marie Kiefer, 70, of Sparta, IL; born on January 5, 1949 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at her home.

Evelyn retired from Zanders Sporting Goods in Sparta. She was devoted to her job and treated every one there like family. She was a very committed member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She considered her nephews and great nieces and nephews her greatest blessings.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Chris and Antoinette Kiefer. Her brother – John Kiefer.

She is survived by her nephews – Jay (Chrystal) Kiefer of Red Bud, IL and Jonathan Kiefer of Oakland, CA. Great nieces and nephews – Austin, Aubrey, Aiden and Ava Kiefer all of Red Bud, IL. Her sister-in-law – Jane Kiefer (friend – Gary Heller) of Sparta, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Vistitation: Friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 4:00 p.m.)

Interment: Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Linda Boston says:

    To the family of Ev! She was the kindest, caring, loving person a friend could ever have! She was always so Bubbly! Ev, I will miss you and our laughs we had when I still lived in Sparta. You will be missed by all who knew and Loved you. God Bless you sweet friend!
    Sincerely, Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

  2. Francis Girard says:

    Evelyn n’oubliait jamais sa famille française, toujours un petit mot pour les anniversaires.
    Nous sommes de tout coeur avec vous, recevez nos plus sincères condoléances.

    Francis et Geneviève

  3. Dee Douglas says:

    Evelyn embodied what it meant to be a Christian and serving our Lord here on earth….She had such an inviting spirit about her….I remember her from the days at Spartan Printing and she always had a smile on her face…She will be missed by many who loved her.

  4. Judy O'Neal Morehouse says:

    I was very saddened to hear the news of Evelyn’s passing. She was a beloved sister in our Misawa family. It was always a joy to see her smiling and friendly face at our Misawa reunions. It is obvious that Evelyn was very much loved and brought a lot of love and beauty to the world – just as she will in Heaven. I was blessed to have known Evelyn and to have her in the tapestry of my life.

  5. Barb Hines says:

    Evelyn what a beautiful angel God will have.Dont know how many times you made me laugh telling me your stories. You will be missed lovely lady

    • Phyllis and Ryan Rhodes says:

      Miss Evie was an angel on earth walking around taking care of everyone! What an amazing lady! My heart and prayers going to her and her family!! God Bless you all! We will never forget her! Many prayers being sent! ❤️🙏❤️🙏

  6. Maxine B Fill says:

    My high school memories are filled with loving moments shared with Evie.
    We were dorm mates in Ankara Turkey, and Evie was always smiling, spreading joy
    with her friendliness and sincere concern for all. I am deeply saddened to learn of her passing. Whenever I think of her, it will always be with a smile.

  7. Claudia Kerens says:

    Heaven did truly claim an asset today; Evelyn was always kind, friendly, and had a great sense of humor. Her father and mine were great friends sharing stories of the ‘good’ ol’ days. Condolences for all of her family and friends.

  8. Mike Wilson says:

    My mother Julia Wilson had taught the 1st Communion Classes at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for many years here in Sparta. After my mothers passing, Sissy gladly took over teaching these classes from where my mother left off. Just like my mother, Sissy always taught her children from her heart. These children were her family. Her family was her family. Her friends were her family. Her Catholic Church was her family. Her rosary was her family. Need I go on? ……. With that being said, Sissy is now with her “Heavenly Family” as should be! Sissy was a true believer in the teachings of Jesus and followed Him with her heart. This was the reason that Sissy always taught from her heart as previously stated. ……. “May God’s Holy Angels remain with Sissy as she is now in the presence of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and now shrouding Sissy with His Divine Glory, forever and ever!” Amen!

  9. Kent Witherby says:

    Evelyn will be truly missed, she had a heart of gold. Living in Florida I was out of the Loop for information pertaining to my Spartan Printing friends, Evelyn would do her best to keep me up to date, I will miss my friend 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  10. Terri Hillyard Dobyns says:

    I met her at zanders, one of the best and funniest ladies I’ve met, so sad.

  11. Sue Dockery Morrison says:

    Sissy & John were neighborhood good friends which maintained as we grew up. I loved them both. Fly high sweet lady

  12. Carol Sandow says:

    Oh Evelyn, your positive and comic post will be dearly missed. The friendship & devotion shown to family and friends will leave holes in our hearts. Please continue to be our guardian angel from above.

    • Chaussée says:

      Je garde le souvenir d Evelyne lors de sa visite en Vendée, et de tous les messages qu elle envoyait régulièrement.
      Je suis de tout cœur avec vous sa famille.
      Marie claude



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