Laraine Heffner

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Laraine Ann Heffner Laraine Ann Heffner, 63, of Shawnee, KS died on July 6, 2013 in Charleston, SC of complications from liver disease. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she relocated to Topeka, KS as a small business owner in 1975. Later, she worked for the Kansas Democratic Party, NATURE (a non-profit organization devoted to Native American culture) and Earth, Energy and Environment Operating Company. She raised her children in Rossville, KS and moved to Shawnee, KS in 2000. Laraine is survived by her parents, Arnold and Jane Piazza (Charleston, SC), her brother Arnold Piazza (Sarasota, FL); her children and grandchildren Michelle Heffner Hayes, Will Katz and Ruby Katz (Lawrence, KS), Brian Heffner, Joy Heffner, Stephanie Heffner and Erica Heffner (Olathe, KS); and Trey Heffner and Christi Singleton (DeSoto, KS). A celebration of Laraine Heffner s life will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire in Lawrence, KS. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Organization for Women, or by mail at NOW Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Merrifield, VA 22116-1848.

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on July 14, 2013