Thursday, February 4, 2010

William Robert Hefner, 1906-1986

Seymour Herald - 2 October 1986
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  William Robert Hefner, Bill as he was known to his family and friends, was born November 19, 1906 at Jerome, Iowa, the son of William and Elizabeth Forsythe Hefner. He passed away September 26, 1986 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Centerville, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 7 days.
  Bill was united in marriage to Harriett Hart September 6, 1930. To this union two children were born. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in September of 1980.
  Bill spent most of his life farming in the Jerome area except for two years when he worked on a milk route in Detroit, Michigan.
  He was a member of the Jerome United Methodist Church.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Harriett, in February of 1984.
  Bill is survived by his two children; Mrs. W. E. (Colleen) Henderson of Des Moines, Iowa and Norman Hefner of Seymour, four grandchildren; Jill Pearson of Des Moines, Iowa, Mark Hefner of Centerville, Iowa, Roma Snook of Chariton, Iowa and Henry Hefner of Seymour, and six great grandchildren. Also a sister Lena Burkett of Des Moines, Iowa and a host of other relatives and friends.
  Bill was a kind and loving father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.
  Services were held Monday, September 29, 1986, at 10:30 a.m. from Randolph Funeral Home in Seymour with the Rev. Don Bardole, officiating. The hymns "Going Down The Valley" and "In The Garden" were sung by Dick Strope with Iris Merritt pianist. Pallbearers were Paul McElvain, James McElvain, Barney Mallett, Wilbur Rupalo, Kenneth Owen and Carl Hamm. Interment was in the Jerome Cemetery.
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Card of Thanks
  May we take this method of thanking our neighbors and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy in our recent bereavement. These expressions have been deeply appreciated. Special thanks to the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home and the staff.
  --The Family of William Hefner

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