Barbara Jean Kiefer

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 01:25 PM.

Barbara Jean Kiefer, 72, of Havelock, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

She was born June 17, 1940, to Clara Barbara Jarmolowicz and George Edward Gregory in Queens, New York, and made Craven County her residence since 1986.

She was an accomplished seamstress and was active in local civic organizations such as the NCO Staff Wives Club and the Lions Club during the late 1980’s and 1990’s. She wore many professional hats over the years and went back to college late in life to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. Barbara loved music and could frequently be heard singing along wherever and whenever she recognized a song. She also enjoyed traveling the world and entertaining for friends and colleagues whenever possible. She is preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Gregory.

Barbara is survived by four children, Gregory Epifano and Karen Cobbley of Indiana, Jennifer Adney of Havelock, and Erika Fleming of New Hampshire; her niece, Patricia England of Missouri; her grandchildren, Tasha, Tegan, Evienne, Gabrielle, Jeffrey, Ashley, Isaiah, Russell, Josephine and Thomas, and two great-grandchildren, Alena and Skyler Marie.

Online condolences may be made to the Kiefer family at

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