Friday, December 25, 2009

William Hefner, Sr., 1872-1956

Daily Iowegian - 24 February 1956
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Wm. Hefner Sr. Taken by Death
  William Hefner, Sr., 83, and a resident of Seymour, died at the St. Joseph Hospital in Centerville at 11:45 p.m. Thursday night following an illness of three months.
  Mr. Hefner was born at Exline, lived for many years at Jerome and had spent all of his life in this immediate area. He was widely known and his death is mourned by a wide circle of friends and relatives.
  He had been in the hospital on two different occasions during his illness.
  Mr. Hefner lived the major portion of his life on a farm a mile west of Jerome. His wife Elizabeth preceded him in death but two children survive his passing. They are Mrs. Lena Burkett, of Des Moines, and William Jr., of Jerome.
  There are two sisters and one brother surviving and they are Mrs. Emma Cook, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Miss Lizzie Hefner, of Centerville. The brother, Leonard lives in Mystic.
  There are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The Hefners had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1949 prior to the wife's death. THey were both members of the Methodist church.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Jerome Methodist Church with the Rev. Sam Cox officiating.

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