Obituary for James M Heffner
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James M Heffner

August 30, 1943 ~ November 4, 2017 (age 74)


James “Jim” Merle Heffner, 74, of Coudersport, PA died at his home , Saturday, November 4, 2017 after a prolonged illness. Jim was born on August 30, 1943 in St. Marys, PA, the son of Charles and Dorothy (Johnson) Heffner. He married his wife Kay Cyphert on June 8, 1968 and shared 49 years of marriage together.

After graduating from High School in St. Marys, PA,   Jim served our country for 6 years as a Navy Corpsman and later for 4 years as an Air Force nurse. Jim attended the Philipsburg State Hospital of Nursing and served as the Infection Control Nurse and the Education Coordinator at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport for  23 years and as a home health nurse for several years with Pediatric Services of America. He also used his nursing and military skills as a volunteer EMT coordinator/ instructor for Potter County.

Jim was a member of the George E. Wagner Masonic Lodge of St. Marys, PA, American Legion Post 192, Coudersport and the Coudersport Consistory.

Left to cherish his memory  are his wife Kay; daughter, Sherry of Columbus, OH; brother ,Earl (Ann) of St. Marys, PA; sisters, Fern (Richard)  Imdorf of Conway, SC, Elsie Haralson, of Ridgway, PA; sister-in-law, Judy Ann (Cyphert) Montgomery, of  Strattanville, PA and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert John Heffner; sister, Lois Secco; and brothers, Charles and Robert  John Heffner.

A receiving of friends and family will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4-6pm and Friday, November 10, 2017 from 9:30-10:30am at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA. Funeral services to follow Friday at 10:30am,Pastor Scott Ogden officiating. Burial will be in the Sweden Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be directed to your favorite animal shelter, the Volunteers That Care, Box 750, Coudersport, PA or the Patterson Cancer Care Center, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA.

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 Service Information

November 9, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd.
210 N East St.
Coudersport, PA 16915

November 10, 2017

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd.
210 N East St.
Coudersport, PA 16915

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