Memorial Service
Grimes Funeral Chapels-Kerrville
728 Jefferson St.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Thursday, September 9, 2021
6:00 PM
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Shirley Leifeste

of Kerrville, TX

April 16, 1955 - September 4, 2021

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Shirley Leifeste, 66, of Kerrville, passed away on September 4th in Kerrville. She was born in France to Otis and Kazuko Page on April 16, 1955. She married Herman Leifeste on June 13, 1981 in Killeen Texas.

Shirley went to school at Killeen High School. She graduated from North Texas State. She worked as an educator for Tivy High School and Schreiner University. She was very involved with the AYSO soccer organization and the Kerrville community

Survivors include Husband, Herman Leifeste; Children, Christopher, Janelle, and Sarah Leifeste; and Brother, Richard Page.

Memorial services will be held at 6 PM, Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

Memorials may be given to Hill Country Youth Soccer Association P.O. Box 290571, Kerrville, TX 78028.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

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22 Condolence(s)
Kerry Sutton
Kerrville, TX
Friday, September 17, 2021

One of the finest teachers I ever had in high school. I didn't know that at the time - I thought she was just tough. When I went to college I realized that she had taught me a full semester's worth of college work while in high school. I realized then just how professional she had been.

My heart goes out to Herman and the rest of the family.

Les & Gay Esquell
Devine, TX
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Sending our sympathies and prayers.
Blessings Les and Gay

Robby Hurt
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

My sympathy and condolences to you all. And I thought the service was today, Friday. When I checked for the time last night discovered that it was Thursday and I had already missed it.

I was in school with Herman and still have enjoyable visits when I see him or interact through HCTC. He certainly helped me navigate the digital divide more than once. It has been years but next time I see him I will pay my respects and offer my condolences in person.

--Robby Hurt

Marti Paiz Strange
Kerrville, TX
Monday, September 13, 2021

To Herman and your kids.
So sorry to hear about Shirley. May God keep
You and your family safe. You’ve always been
A good man Herman. God Bless…

Gaylia Hammond
Burleson, TX
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Dear Leifeste family... I am so very sorry for your
loss. Shirley was such a dear, sweet friend and I
enjoyed our years of serving on the AYSO Board
together. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May God bless you and hold you close during this
difficult time. Love to you all...Gaylia Hammond

Charli Stehling
Kerrville, TX
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Shirley was a great educator.

Sammie and Chuck Downey
Kerrville, TX
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Herman we were so sorry to here of Shirley’s
passing. Praying for comfort and peace for
you and your family. Shirley was a great teacher
and loved by so many. ❤️

Barbara Henckel
Los Alamitos, CA
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Dear Herman and family,
I was saddened to hear of Shirley passing. My sincere sympathy goes to all of you. Remember the good times you had with her.
Sincerely, Barbara Henckel

Melody Y Baskin
Kerrville, TX
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Shirley was one of the most giving persons I've ever known.
She gave her time as a teacher and volunteer that reached
Many people in Kerrville. Sending deepest sympathy to the Leifeste
Family. Prayers for comfort and peace.
The Baskin Family

Sarah McCrae
Kerrville, TX
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Shirley was a fantastic teacher and person. She and I worked together at Tivy on UIL events, and I would see her at the soccer fields. One thing that always stands out with me was that she was always smiling. I also remember her laughter - what an infectious laugh! My condolences to the family.

Patti Dunks
Kerrville, TX
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Dear Herman, Christopher, Janelle and Sarah,

I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Shirley. You are all in my prayers for comfort in the days ahead. It was evident Shirley had a love for kids especially for them to succeed in whatever they were striving for. She will be sorely missed.
I have comfort in knowing we will meet again in Heaven.

Patti Dunks

Kathy Ingram
Kerrville, TX
Thursday, September 9, 2021

I met Shirley back in mid 80's thru Rhonda McGinnis. At the time I was keeping school teachers children in our home. I had the pleasure of keeping little Sarah when Shirley went back to work. I also enjoyed visiting with her thru the years when later our paths would cross at the high school.

God Bless your family.

Hugs and prayers

Andrew Cummings
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Mrs Leifiste Was A Great Friend & Teacher To Have At Tivy High School and I Miss Her Smile and Her Willingness To Make Learning Great For All Were in Her Classes And A Great Friend And Teacher For All Seasons To Enjoy Thank For You Great Gift Of Wisdom & Learning Each& Every School Year God Bless

Cheryl Bierschwale
Kerrville, TX
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

So sorry to hear about Shirley. She was a wonderful teacher , and her peers thought the world of her. I enjoyed so very much teaching at Tivy with her! I pray for peace and blessings for her family!

Dorcella & Al Sunday
Fredericksburg, TX
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Our heartfelt sympathy at the passing into eternal life of your beloved wife and mother.

I taught with Shirley in the business department at Tivy High school . I will always remember her hard work and dedication to her students. She will be missed.

Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Billie Altum Cooper
Madisonville, TN
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Herman, you and your children are in my thoughts and
Daughter of Irene

Ida & Larry Delgadillo
Kerrville, TX
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Dearest Herman, Christopher, Janelle & Sarah,
Our most sincere condolences on Shirley’s passing. We will cherish the many great memories our family made with you guys, especially all our trips. May God bless you and may she Rest In Peace & May the perpetual light shine upon her.
Love, The Delgadillo’s

Jason Adam
New Braunfels, TX
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

I had the privilege of knowing Mrs. Leifeste as one of her students and then later as a colleague. She was a wonderful educator and very dedicated to helping students succeed. My sincere sympathies and prayers for the family!

Susan Sliva
Livingston, TX
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Prayers are with the family. Shirley was a wonderful teacher.

bernice fischer
Kerrville, TX
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Herman, my deepest condolences to you and your family for the sudden loss of your wife. Prayers that our Lord, who knows your sorrow, may comfort you with peace as you remember the beautiful memories shared with Shirley.

Diane and Bob Green
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Shirley was a dedicated teacher who touched the lives of many students over the
years. Her warmth and wonderful sense of humor made her a good friend to many of her colleagues. Shirley will be missed, but many fond memories of her
life as a caring educator and volunteer in Kerrville will long remain with us.

Dennis Tatsch
Fredericksburg, TX
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Herman, Frances and I are so saddened to hear of Shirley's passing .

We have so many happy memories of you two and visits to your home.

We hope you can find solace by knowing you will someday see her again,
where there will be no pain, no sorrow, no worry, no crying.

My friend cry for now grieve well Shirley was a good wife and companion.
You know she will live in your heart forever.