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Twyla Kleindienst Jefferson City, Mo.

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 8:56 a.m. CDT

Twyla J. “Peggy” Kleindienst, 81, of Jefferson City, Mo., died July 29, 2014, at St. Mary’s Health Center.

Graveside services and interment were Friday, Aug. 1, at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Deacon Ray Purvis officiated. Memorials may be given to Jefferson City Animal Shelter. Freeman Mortuary, Jefferson City, Mo., was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Twyla J. “Peggy” Kleindienst, daughter of Mildred (Welker) and William Gonseth, was born Jan. 1, 1933, in Murray.

On Feb. 25, 1958, Twyla married Alfred W. Kleindienst in Crane, Mo. He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2000.

Twyla graduated from Murray High School in 1952.

After high school, Twyla worked in reservations with Western Airlines in Los Angeles, Calif., for several years.

A resident of the Jefferson City area since 1958, Twyla was employed with the Missouri Department of Revenue for more than 20 years prior to her retirement on Sept. 1, 1993.

Twyla is survived by her mother Mildred Gonseth of Osceola; sister-in-law Deleth Gonseth of Osceola; aunt Margaret Browning of Loves Park, Ill.; friend and caregiver Lisa Oetting of Jefferson City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Twyla was preceded in death by her father; and brothers, Bill Gonseth and Leo Gonseth.

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