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Webster Heffner

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Alburtis

Webster Heffner, 103, of Carlisle, formerly of Alburtis, died May 11, 2013, in Claremont Nursing Home, Carlisle, Cumberland County. He was the husband of the late Catherine M. (Bailey) Heffner who died July 10, 2000. His first wife, Verna (Kercher) Heffner died in 1940. Born in Longswamp Township, he was a son of the late Edward and Katie (Moyer) Heffner.

He was a member of Longswamp United Church of Christ, Mertztown.

He was first employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad working on many of the rail bridges in Lehigh County and later employed as a shear operator by the former Caloric Corporation, Topton for 41 years, retiring in 1975. Following formal retirement he worked for many years part-time for the U.S. Postal Service at the Alburtis Post Office providing maintenance and janitorial services.

He is survived by his daughter, Shirley A. and her husband Fred G. Derr Jr., of Breinigsville; stepdaughter, Betty M. and her husband William Gracely, of Womelsdorf; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandchild; two sisters; seven brothers.

Contributions may be made to Longswamp United Church of Christ, 200 Clay Road, Mertztown, 19539.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 at in the Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 25 East Weis St., Topton. Friends may call 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.