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 Clifford Woodrow “Cliff” Heverly

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Clifford Woodrow “Cliff” Heverly

  • Birth 7 Feb 1918 Mill Hall, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 2007 Mifflinburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 22543386

Clifford "Cliff" Woodrow Heverly, 89, of 236 Scottsdale Drive, Mifflinburg, died at the Evangelical Hospital Emergency Room at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 2007. The cause of death was congestive heart failure.
Mr. Heverly was born in Mill Hall Feb. 7, 1918 at the home of his parents, Ellery Morris and Jenny Mackey Heverly.
He attended Mill Hall public schools.
In 1942, he entered into the sacrament of matrimony with the late Mary Boardman of Lock Haven. She preceded him in death in 1949.
Prior to being inducted into the United States Army in December 1943, Heverly was employed by the former RK Griffin Furniture Co. as a molder operator.
As a member of the 28th Infantry Division's 109th Regiment ("H" Company), Heverly's record of military service during World War II speaks for itself. He served in the European Theatre of Operations in France, Luxembourg and Belgium. He received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Combat Against the Enemy. He qualified for the Combat Infantry Badge, "The Illustrious Kentucky Long Rifle" with two weapons, the M-1 (Garrand) Rifle and, at 600 rpm, the then-extraordinarily lethal M-1917A1 (The Browning Water-Cooled) machine gun. The Bloody Bucket's 109th Regiment also received the Croix de Guerre with bronze palm from the French government for its extraordinary efforts in liberating France from Nazi Germany's occupation.
After convalescing from his war injuries in a stateside army hospital, Heverly was employed by the Clinton Paper Company from 1947 to 1980.
As Heverly's middle name indicates, and homage to the late U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, he was truly a lifelong Democrat, but of the Jacksonian stripe. He was a Democratic Committeeman in Clinton County for 18 years, from 1972 to 1990.
On May 25, 1951, Mr. Heverly entered into the sacrament of matrimony with the former Margaret Carpenter, who survives him.
Together, they had two sons. The eldest was baptized "David" for Israel's great king, and the youngest son "John" for John the Baptist. Both survive him and have great respect and love for their late father.
Mr. Heverly's surviving sister, Theresa "Millie" Scantlin, resides in Collinsville, Va.
In addition to his first wife, Mr. Heverly was preceded in death by a brother, Harris Heverly, and two sisters, Pauline Heverly and Madeline Fisher.
Heverly was a lifelong member of both Elks Lodge 182 and the Blaine Rossman Post 1630 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Lock Haven. He was also a financial supporter of the Disabled American Veterans Wall of Honor, a PAC formed to keep veterans' issues before Congress.
Family and friends were received Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schwartz-Adamo Funeral and Cremation Services, 246 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg. A funeral mass for Cliff Heverly was said by the Rev. Edward Keating Jr., pastor of Saint Pius X Catholic Church, 610 University Ave., Selinsgrove at 11 a.m. today.
Interment will be private on Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Lock Haven.
"Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine on him. Amen."
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Cliff's memory may be sent to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 145550, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Arrangements are entrusted to Schwartz-Adamo Funeral and Cremation Services.
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  • Created by: Jackie Tarantella
  • Added: 29 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22543386
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clifford Woodrow “Cliff” Heverly (7 Feb 1918–19 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22543386, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jackie Tarantella (contributor 46909245) .