|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1935|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 2010|
Elaine L. Heffernen, 75, of Manchester , died, Saturday, November 20, 2010 at her home following a long illness.
Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Manchester with Fr. John Flaherty officiating. Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23 with a 3:00 p.m. Scripture Service at the Bohnenkamp–Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Manchester . Additional Visitation 10:00 a.m. to service time Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Burial: St. Partick's Catholic Cemetery , Monti , Iowa
She is survived by her husband Richard; six children, Richard (Renee) Heffernen of Toney, AL, Daniel (Cheryl) Heffernen of Altoona, IA, Kristine (Troy) McArthur of Brooklyn Park, MN, Paul (Liz) Heffernen of Manchester, IA, John (Lorrie) Heffernen of Manchester, IA and Mark Heffernen of Palo, IA ; twenty three grandchildren, four great grandchilden, two brothers; LaVerne (Phyllis) Lentz of Aurora and Leon (Janice) Lentz of Fayette, six sisters; Julita (Norbert) Goedken of Lamont, Mary (Sam) Ridenour of Arlington, Madonna (John) Albright of Dundee, Wanda (Gene) Heitz of Aurora, Vina Murphy of Marion, Teresa (John) Nennig of Independence and many nieces and nephews.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents.
Elaine was born October 18, 1935 in Ogden , IA the daughter of Frances I. and Lorraine E. (Steffen) Lentz.
As a child, Elaine lived on farms around Ogden and Des Moines before moving to the family farm west of Aurora in 1945. She graduated from Stanley High School in 1954.
On August 3, 1957, Elaine was united in marriage to Richard L. Heffernen at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lamont. The couple moved to Manchester in 1959.
Elaine attended Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids and Marycrest College in Davenport . She earned her B.S. in Education from Mount Mercy in 1968. She taught at Monti Consolidated School , St. Mary's School and West Delaware (Ryan and Lambert).
Elaine was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manchester , where she served on the parish council for 3 years. She was a lector, Eucharistic minister, sacristan and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America where she held offices as regent, treasurer and state district deputy. She was a Scrip and St. Mary's School volunteer and served on the St. Mary's / Xavier Alumni and St. Mary's Historical Committees. Elaine belonged to the American Cancer Society, IPERS, WDEA, NEA and ARC for many years. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and attending their activities.
Arrangements & Obituary: Bohnenkamp–Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Manchester, IA.
Francis Ignatius Lentz (1904 - 1984)
Lorraine Emma Steffen Lentz (1909 - 1959)
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