Betty Lou Kieffer, 92, of Girardville, formerly of N. Hanover St., Pottstown, passed away August 28, 2021, surrounded by her family, at her residence. Born in Benton Illinois, June 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Walker Coulson. She was raised from the age of 3 in Ashland, until moving to Pottstown with her husband Carl “Red” Kieffer in 1955. They worked to build the business Red Kieffer’s Auto Repairs, working and operating the business until their retirement. They were also co-owners of Kieffer’s R.V. Sales. When Betty was not working at the garage, she was raising a family of 6 children, keeping a household going and helping to care for her parents. She was welcoming and loving for many friends and families. Her house was the “kool-aid” house where everyone wanted to congregate, play, eat, or sleep over. Her door was always open to anyone in need. After caring for her husband when he was ill, she returned to the mountains she loved in 2016, living in Girardville. She enjoyed the change of seasons and the star filled skies at night.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 64 years, Carl “Red” Kieffer, passing in 2008, brother James Coulson and a grandson, Robert “Bobby” Moser.
Daughter: Mary Lou wife of Larry Kuser, Pottstown
Daughter: Lois Kieffer, and her spouse Donna Oley
Daughter: Barbara Kieffer and partner Russell Conestoga
Daughter: Karyl wife of Robert Moser, Girardville
Son: Ernest Kieffer and his wife Adelina, Birdsboro
Son: James Kieffer and his wife Donna, Pottstown
Sister: Carole Coulson Haynes, Pottstown
19 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren, many Nieces and Nephews
Relative and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Service, Saturday, 11 AM, September 4, 2021, at the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland, PA. Officiating will be Pastor Susan Hocking, of the Simpson United Methodist Church, Gordon. Visitation with family will begin at 10 AM until service. A Celebration of Life Service for Betty Lou and Carl will be held Friday, 12 Noon, September 10th, in the Catagnus Funeral Home, 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA., 19464. Internment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN., 38105, of any S.P.C.A. of your choice. Visit www.fritzfuneralhome.com.
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