of Fox, AR
April 19, 1930 - March 24, 2020
Lela Mae (Sauer) Schiefer, 89, of Fox, Arkansas passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at her home. Lela was born on April 19, 1930 in New Baden, Texas to the late Fred and Ethel (Rutkowsky) Sauer. Lela was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mountain View, Arkansas. She was a homemaker who with her husband Alfred raised five children, all of whom earned either Master's degrees or Doctorates. Lela was in her own right a "botanist" of sorts and had a special gift and love for genealogy and history, having helped produce numerous family, community, and church histories. She will be greatly missed by all of her loving family and friends. Lela is survived by her husband of 72 years, Lt. Col. Alfred C. Schiefer US Air Force (Ret.); three sons, Col. Michael Schiefer, US Air Force (Ret.), Lt. Col. Christopher Schiefer, US Army (Ret.), and Philip Schiefer; two daughters, Teresa Overturff and Catherine Matt; one sister, Martha Mitchell; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren; along with many extended family and friends. Lela was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ethel (Rutkowsky) Sauer; three brothers, and one sister.
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Lela's passing . I know her smiling face will be missed in the Fox community. I know Mr. Al was a good friend to my dad.Carol R. Wade
Mom.You passed down to future generations valuable family traits, which we are proud of: artistic creativity, special abilities, “gifts” talents, superior intelligence and a never ending desire to learn. My daughter, Lisa, calls it “drive.” You achieved many important, significant things. Overcoming obstacles in your way, on your long life’s journey.You live on, in your descendants, who you helped to create and shape. In your friends and community, who you helped along the way.Watch over us from the “other side.”
A fine friend, an exceptional woman, a gifted member of our faith community and the community of Stone County. She will be missed by those who knew her and those who knew of her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. I along with many others will miss her presence, her wit and her intelligence.
Lela will always have a special place in my heart. She was a wonderful lady and friend. I'm sure that she has a special place in heaven My prayers are with the family
Al We are so sorry to hear of Lea's passing she was a wonderful lady an will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting her.