Barbara S. Kiel, age 74, of Millcreek, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. A lifelong resident of Erie, she was born May 19, 1942 to the late Carl John Delfft and Ruth Angeline Mayhue Delfft.

Years ago, Barbara had been employed at General Electric, but became disabled and was no longer able to work. She managed to enjoy her life and was known for her independence and individualistic ideas. Barbara loved her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and her dogs.

Barbara leaves behind her daughter, Suzanne Marie Boyd and her husband Russell Gene Boyd Sr. of Mill Village; and two grandchildren, Kayla Marie Boyd of Lyman, Maine, and Ryan Lee Boyd of Warren, PA. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Russell Gene Boyd Jr., and three sisters, Doris May Delfft, Norma Jean Anderson, and Anna Marie King.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Thursday from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. and may attend the funeral service which will follow at 5:00 p.m. Burial will be private in Valley Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Barbara’s name will be accepted by the family.