Kiera Lantz

February 17, 1992 - September 28, 2022

02/17/1992 - 09/28/2022

Kiera Beth Lantz, 30, died Wednesday, September 28, 2022, in Newport News, VA

Kiera was born on February 17, 1992 in Camden, NJ. The daughter of James “Herb” and Dawn Gehman Lantz.

Kiera was employed as a Personal Care Assistant in Newport News, VA and previously in the Pocono Mountain area of PA.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Herbert and Pauline Lantz, her grandmother Mary Gehman, and her uncle Douglas Gehman.

Surviving are her 3 children, Kaylynn Beth Lantz (10), Kristynn Mary Lantz (5) and Presten Lee Saylor (4); her parents James “Herb” and Dawn Lantz; her older siblings Kendra Lantz and Reuben Lantz; her grandfather J Russell Gehman; along with many other relatives and close friends.

During her school age years she lived in Orrville, OH; Toano, VA; and Canadensis, PA. Her adult years were in Canadensis, PA and the Williamsburg/Newport News area in VA.

Kiera was a loving mother, a gifted cook, an animal lover and enjoyed the beach.

Kiera had a compassionate, giving heart. She was very perceptive to the needs of others and would respond to them. She made many themed knotted blankets as gifts for her children, nieces, nephews and for many others.

In addition to grieving the loss of Kiera, her surviving family are left with the costs of the funeral expenses as well as remaining financial obligations. We are coming together as a community to ask for donations that could assist with the financial needs of her family. The family of Kiera thanks you for your love and support during this time.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 1pm at Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church, Stroudsburg PA.

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Tony Saracelli
1 month ago

Saddened and shocked to learn of Kiera’s passing regretting that I didn’t have an ability to attend the memorial service I just realized was held yesterday intending on keeping her family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.

Janelle Bitikofer
1 month ago

Praying for all of you in the family! Remembering Keira from way back when — when she was just a little girl. It looks like she lived a life of love and caring — caring deeply for her kids, friends, family, and people in need. So sorry to hear about this important loss.

Jason Chaney
1 month ago

Why am I just now hearing about this? 🙁 This is so sad. I still have no idea what happened. I had the pleasure of meeting KiKi back in 2015. We became room mates and best friends for the next 3 years but we both went separate ways and keep in touch seldomly. I just last saw you a month ago at Wal Mart 🙁 The obituary says “she was very perceptive to the needs of others and would respond to them.” That is a fact. She was one of the most empathizing humans I’ve ever met. I’m happy that I got to meet her. I will pray for Kiki’s family. I’m so sorry for their loss 🙁

Love and respect!

This was the only photo that I could find currently, I that I have more. This is from 2015, I think she was just really sick with a bad cold or something then.

Cathy Buscarino
1 month ago

I am so sorry to hear of this loss. I was fortunate to get to know Kiera this year. I was her instructor in the Nurse Aide class. She was a very caring and compassionate person. God bless her family and her children.

Fran Adney
1 month ago

RIP Kiera You Had A Good Heart With People you Are Missed

Aimi Estacion-Wellman
1 month ago

There are no words to express the loss of this beautiful lady. Peaceful sleep, dear angel.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family to bring strength and comfort during this time.

Kelly Cowden
2 months ago

Oh my sweet friend you were such a kind and giving person and I know you loved you babies with everything thing you had in you. Even though we didn’t talk all the time I know you would be there when I’d text or call you. Rest easy babe.

Christine Byrd
2 months ago

Kiera, I just spoke with you a week ago. You were like one of my daughters. It breaks my heart that you have passed. You will always be in my heart.

Joshua Shanholtz
2 months ago

Keira you will be missed rest in peace 😢