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Daisy Heifner(1917 - 2011)

Heifner, Daisy Lucille Sigler On Monday, November 14, 2011 at 2:30 am, the world lost a great lady. Daisy Lucille Sigler Heifner, age 94, passed away peacefully at The Legacy at Preston Hollow. As she so adamantly requested, Ms. Daisy was laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Olin A. Heifner, at 4:30pm the same day. She joined her parents, Ellis and Lucy Sigler, and her eleven siblings in heaven for what must have been a fun filled reunion. Ms. Daisy was born on May 17, 1917 in Stevens County, Oklahoma. She attended grade school in Martin County and graduated valedictorian from Scurry Rosser High School in 1936. She was a star student at Draughons Business College and received her certificate in 1939. She then began her career as a top notch executive secretary for Kroehler Manufacturing during World War 2. She worked as a secretary for years. In 1979, Ms. Daisy started taking college courses at night and received a BA Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1983 at the age of 66. She was an avid and published writer. Since she was adverse to computers, she relied on her IBM Selectric Typewriter and snail mail. Ms. Daisy had a brilliant mind. She was fiercely independent and self-driven having an "I can do anything" attitude. She loved working crossword puzzles and reading. She hated to cook. Ms. Daisy met the man of her dreams in 1945. He was a young and handsome Dallas Police Officer. Olin A. Heifner and Daisy were married March 12, 1946. They purchased their home on Lakemont Drive in 1947 remaining there to the end of their lives. The family attended Brookhaven Baptist Church where Ms. Daisy was a very active member of her Sunday School Class, The Deborah Group. Ms. Daisy is survived by her children, Olin Randall Heifner and his wife Mary and Barbara Janice Heifner and her husband, Bill Harris. Other survivors include the loves of her life, grandson Bob Eikenberry and his wife, Jamie, grandson Ted Eikenberry and her great grands, Ethan and Adam Eikenberry. She is also survived by Bill Eikenberry, her partner in political debates, critiquing Time Magazine and The Democratic Party. She leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. The family wishes to thank the angels at Faith Presbyterian Hospice and Home Helpers-Dallas as well as the staff at The Legacy at Preston Hollow for the care and concern they gave Ms. Daisy. Ms. Daisy requested no flowers and absolutely no grandeur. A small Memorial Service will be held in her honor at the Brookhaven Church on a date to be announced by the family.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov. 17, 2011
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