Jean L. Kiger

November 10, 1925July 15, 2020

Born Jean Lucille Hoffman on November 10, 1925, Jean Kiger went to her heavenly home Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Treyton Oak Towers in Louisville, KY at the age of 94.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray “Chuck” Kiger. She is survived by her daughters Linda Ross (Jeff) of Louisville, KY and Jill Akins of St. Louis, MO, two grandsons, Brian Ross of Folly Beach, SC, Jason Ross (Lauren) and 2 great-grandchildren, Abigail and Jackson, from Louisville.

She graduated from Cleveland High School in St. Louis, Class of January 1943. She was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville, KY and a former long-time member of Third Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO. She spent almost 60 years caring for babies at both churches.

She retired in 1992 from 25 years of service at Brown Shoe Co. She loved to travel and enjoyed making quilts, crocheting, crafting, card playing, Wii bowling, and reading.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Treyton Oak Towers for their love, compassion and exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to: Walnut Street Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 1143 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40203; Treyton Oak Towers Foundation, 211 W. Oak St., Louisville, KY 40203; Third Baptist Church Women’s Missionary Society OR the Third Baptist Church Sasser Relief Fund at 620 N. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Visitation will be Monday, August 3 from 9-10am, with a Memorial Service at 10am at Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary 6464 Chippewa Street 63109. Interment immediately following the services at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Call for COVID regulations 314-832-7770.

The service will be live streamed on Facebook at Linda Sue Kiger Ross page.


3 August


9:00 am

Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa St
St. Louis, MO 63109

3 August

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa St
St. Louis, MO 63109

3 August


Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

St. Louis, MO


Jean L. Kiger

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Pam Krause

August 3, 2020

Jill and Linda,
Your mom was such a sweet, caring and talented person. She was a large part of my wonderful teenage years at Third Baptist Church. Your mom and dad were responsible for my learning to water ski. Your mom hosted a bridal shower for me and always made beautiful cakes and all kinds of good food. I still use her quiche recipe. Mostly I appreciated her ability to see the humor in everyday life. That was a gift!

Juanita Wallis

August 2, 2020

My deepest sympathy and love to the family. She will dearly be missed . She was a witty, lovely lady and a very special friend to many. We shared so much together . We worked side by side in the Chuch Nursery for 15 years. She taught me how to crochet baby caps and make surgery pillows for the hospital which I am still doing. Our daughters are best friends. They were roommates in college and in each other's wedding, giving us the best kind of memories.

Paul Sandman

July 31, 2020

Sweet, generous, and witty lady. It was always a joy to be in her company. Jean was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be missed. Blessings to all her family at this time.

Chelli Faletti

July 27, 2020

Jean was the best neighbor anyone could ask for in St Louis. We loved her dearly! She was “Grandma Jean” to our daughter and she was so sweet to her. She kept a beautiful yard with lots of gorgeous flowers. She was a hoot to talk to! So much energy and always so nice!
She made her a beautiful quilt that we will always cherish. We know she is in heaven!!

Jack Foristal

July 27, 2020

Jill and Family,
Trina and I are so sorry for your loss. Your mom lived a wonderful long life blessed with a great family! Prayers for all of you. Jack, Trina & Family

Christina Meyer

July 27, 2020

So sorry for the loss of your sweet and dear mother. Prayers love and hugs for your whole family.

Vince McDonough

July 17, 2020

Our prayers for the entire Kiger family. I have fond memories of Jean from our wonderful years at Woerner Elementary School in St. Louis. Our parents played a pivotal role in making our Woerner education and involvement so meaningful, foundational and fun.

Patty Houchin

July 17, 2020

Praying for you in your loss of your Mom, Linda and Jill, and for the rest of the family. I loved your Mom! She was always so sweet, kind and funny!
I have so many great memories of our time at Third together. And our outings in your boat......That is where I learned how to ski! Your Mom took such good care of our children when they were in the nursery. Never a worry with your Mom taking care of them!
Love you so much!

Linda Roos

July 17, 2020

What a wonderful, faithful woman, and a life well lived.

Denise Woodside Murray

July 17, 2020

What a wonderful woman! It was a privilege and a joy to know her as far back as I can remember. Heaven is richer today.