Murlin G. Heffner

Graveside services for Murlin G. Heffner, 75, rural Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Worden Cemetery, with Pastor Bud Tuxhorn officiating. Mr. Heffner died Monday, Mar. 11, 2013, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

He was born Apr. 30, 1937, in rural Baldwin City, the son of Arlie A. and Laverna L. Price Heffner. He graduated from Overbrook High School. He was a painter for Kansas University Facilities & Operations, retiring in 1999 after 33 years of service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Murlin married Neota ‘Dutch’ Kelch on Mar. 17, 1961, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Kellison and husband Brian, and Stephanie Rodman and husband Todd, all of Lawrence; a brother, Leonard Heffner and wife Roxy, Baldwin City; four grandchildren, Joshua Kellison, Kara Blackwell, and Emilie and Conray Rodman; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From George & Cheryl Hunsinger...

Dutch,Cheryl,& Steph.I was sadened to read about Murlin’s passing. He was a good person, and will be missed by many. I remember about 10 or 12 years ago, we were working on the road in front of your house. I was talking to him as momma Dutch was mowing the yard. I commented on how I liked that zero turn mower, and our mower had just blew up, and I had not replaced it yet. Told him that I was trying to find something in our price range, and our grass was getting tall. After I got home that night, I was working in the feild accross from my house, and out of no were came a pick-up and trailer, pulled into my yard,a man with a little bit of a limp got out,and I knew what was about to happen. He mowed both of our yards in about a hour never asked for anything in return, and was down the road. I relly am not that close to your family, but that is what I call helping thy fellow man. God bless you all. Call if you need anything.

From Carol Landis...

Merlin will be remembered as a great neighbor who was willing to help anyone who needed assistance. We will all miss him. Alan and I send our love and prayers to all of the family.

From Connie Bishop...

Dutch, I was so sorry to see Murlin’s passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time of your loss.
May God grant you peace and comfort with your memories of Murlin.
Love always

From Walt@Jane Lesher...

Dutch and family,We pray for your family during your time of sorrow,we will be thinking of you.

From Joyce cromwell...

So sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and your family.

From Doris Pratt...

Dutch and family, We know Murlin will not suffer any longer. He will be remembered as a great guy who loved hunting, fishing, and life in general. My sympathy to all of you.

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