ELDRED - Charlene F. Heffner, 66, passed away at her residence on Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2015) following a brief illness.
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Born Feb. 24, 1948, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Emery and Doris Marble Wolford. On Sept. 16, 1967, in the Duke Center United Methodist Church, she married James E. Heffner, who survives.
Charlene was a 1966 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and later graduated from Business College in St. Cloud, Minn. In 1980, she completed her requirements at the Continental School of Beauty in Olean, N.Y. A long-time resident of North Main Street, she had been employed as a certified nurse assistant in the area for many years.
She was a member of the First Church of God in Eldred, where she was active with the Prayer Chain, Vacation Bible School and had helped with dinners. Charlene was a member of the Ladies of the Moose, Lodge No. 460 of Port Allegany, a past member of bowling leagues in Olean, and years ago had been an emergency medical technician with the Otto Township Ambulance.
She loved camping and spending time with her grandchildren, playing bingo, crocheting, knitting and bowling.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are one son, James (Dawn Windsor) Heffner of Eldred; two daughters, Kristina Johnston of Duke Center and Kimberly (Joe) Windsor of Turtlepoint; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Timothy (Joyce) Moore of Bradford and Douglas (Teresa) Wolford of Booker, Texas; and one sister, Martha (Dennis) Cawley of Custer City. Charlene is also survived by several stepbrothers and sisters.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Randy Pettit; and a nephew Wayne "Joe" Moore.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Church of God on Main Street in Eldred with the Rev. James Kazimer officiating.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of God.
Online condolences may be made at framefuneralhome.com.
Frame Funeral Home
230 Main Street
Eldred, PA 16731
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 14 to Jan. 22, 2015