Maude Kleffman


Mrs. Maude R. Kleffman, 93, of Seymour, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour with her family by her side.

She was born at home in Acme on May 4, 1923, the daughter of the late Samuel and Kate (Wheeler) Anderson.

Maude was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Borchers, where she married her husband of 74 years, Virgil Kleffman on Sept. 12, 1942.

Maude was a graduate of Cortland High School in 1941. Maude loved to spend time with friends and family. She always wanted to be whereever Virgil and the family were, may it be working in the field, cutting wood, riding a four-wheeler, cutting grass or gathering for a family celebration. She loved to put out a garden, for she had a green thumb.

She enjoyed hauling gravel and being in the kitchen as she was an awesome cook. When she relaxed, you would find her embroidering.

She will greatly missed by her husband, Virgil; three children, Connie (John) Knoke, Benny (Kathy) Kleffman and Ernie (Christe) Kleffman; seven grandchildren, Perry (Ronna) Reichenba, Tony (Julie) Reichenba, Jennifer Hupp, Jeremy (Heidi) Kleffman, Toby (Amy) Kleffman, Shane (Mandy) Kleffman and Jodi (Ben) Brown; two step-grandchildren, Lydia (Micah) Finchum and Jason (Delena) Knoke; 15 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Neal Eugene Kleffman; a great-grandson; brother, Jack Anderson; and sisters, Jessie Lewis, Grace Oathout, Helen Meyer and Anna Fleetwood.

Funeral serviceswill be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, by the Voss & Sons Funeral Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Borchers, 10792 N. 210E, Seymour, with the Rev. Stephen Wood officiating,assisted by Ms. Olga Otte, musician. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Borchers. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or Cemetery at Borchers through the Voss & Sons Funeral and Crematory Services.

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