Ernestine "Tina" Kiefaber, 84

Ernestine "Tina" Kiefaber, 84, of Wabash, died at 7:04 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2019, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

She was born March 1, 1935, in Van Lear, Ky., to James Ernest and Frona (Howard) Smith.

Tina married Robert Gene Kiefaber in Burnsville, N.C., on May 3, 1960; he died April 4, 2010.

She worked at Clark's Finer Food in Wabash several years, and also drove a school bus for the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. She attended the Wabash Presbyterian Church. Tina was a home decorator and enjoyed taking care of her home. 

She is survived by four children, John (Donna) Bevier of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Monica Robisch and Robert (Laurie) Kiefaber, both of Wabash, and Gary (Beth Olsen) Kiefaber of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, Jennifer French of North Carolina, Mark Bevier of Seattle, Wash., Jason Bevier of North Carolina, J.D. Curless of Lagro, Jeff Curless of Waynedale, Ryan Kiefaber of Marion, Adam Kiefaber of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Paige Mayhew-Kiefaber of Winamac; seven great-grandchildren, sisters and brother, Learlene Brauneller of Greentown, Peggy Dunfee of Safety Harbor, Fla., Darleen Rider and Al (Nancy) Smith, both of Wabash, and Lois Smith of San Jose, Calif. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Carlos Smith.

Private graveside services will be in St. Peters Cemetery, Urbana, at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Charity of the Donor's Choice.

The memorial guest book for Tina may be signed at

Posted on 2019 May 28