Arlene  Kieffer
Arlene K. Kieffer, 91, of Dornsife, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg.
She was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Dornsife, a daughter of the late Gertie (Kehres) and Norman Peifer. She was married to Robert M. Kieffer who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 2007.

Arlene was a loving homemaker and helped get vegetables ready for market.
She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and looked forward to outside picnics. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting and will be remembered for her cooking and baking.

Arlene is survived by one daughter, Judy, wife of Ron Updegrove, and two sons, Steven, husband of Diane Kieffer, and Glen Kieffer, all of Dornsife; seven grandchildren, Shane (Heather) Kieffer, Shannon (Bridgette) Kieffer, Samuel (Margaret) Kieffer, Brian (Jennifer) Updegrove, Kevin Updegrove, Mary (Nick) Fasano and Dwight Kieffer, 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving of her siblings and was preceded in death by nine sisters, Hilda Beissel, Carrie Peifer, Sarah Straub, Hannah Peifer, Helen Ferster, Annabelle Long, Lena Hoover, Elda Snyder, Catherine DeLong; and five brothers, Raymond, Melvin, Clayton, John, and William Peifer.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Himmel's Church, followed by the funeral at 11, with Pastor Jane Compton officiating.
Interment will follow in Himmel's Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Buffalo Lutheran Village for their exceptional care of Arlene while she resided there.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Himmel's Church, c/o the Organ Fund, 107 Covered Bridge Road, Dornsife, PA 17823.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, has charge of the arrangements.
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Published on October 7, 2019


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Karen R. Boob
Oct 09, 2019
Glen & Family , Sorry for your loss . Prayers for all .
Oct 08, 2019
I think my parents moved us next to the Kieffer farm when I was going to start 9th grade. Bob gave us boys work to do on the farm and Arlene was always very nice. I remember one time throwing and stacking hay in the barn and my hand got infected. Arlene brought out some kind of salve and gauze taped it on my hand and the next day it was gone.
May God bless your family at this difficult time
Keith and Glenda Tressler
Oct 07, 2019
Our condolences to you and your family. Remember all the memories with love.
Blessings for strength in the coming days ❤️
Oct 07, 2019
I'm so sorry for the loss of Arlene. She was a great woman and I'm very blessed to be able to know and take care of her for the years I did. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.