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Funeral Service

Rose and Black Funeral Home - Stoneboro
Tuesday December 28th, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Vivian S. Hefferman

Vivian S. Hefferman, 83, of Sandy Lake Township, joined her beloved husband in her heavenly home on December 20, 2021.

Vivian was born on March 20, 1938 to the late Charles H. and Hazel (Tanner) Steinlechner.
After graduating from Lakeview High School, Vivian worked at Mercer County State Bank. She married the love of her life, Gary R. Hefferman, April 19, 1958 and they enjoyed 61 years of happiness together.

Vivian loved the Lord and was dynamic in leading young women’s ministries. She founded The Ladies’ Share Group that touched the lives of numerous young women. She served for many years as church treasurer. In 2000 she became the secretary of The Great Stoneboro Fair. She loved the job and the people she worked with. She also enjoyed being involved with the Lakeview Alumni Association and attending services at the Oak Grove Church.

But her greatest joy was spending time with her family. The light of her life was her great-granddaughter, Maddie. She loved being a grandma.

Vivian is survived by two daughters, Diane Patterson, of Stoneboro, and Lisa Sok (Robert) of Chesapeake, VA; granddaughter, Meghan Alexander (Greg) of Stoneboro; great-granddaughter, Madison Alexander; a brother, Richard Steinlechner (Norma) of Hermitage; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Gilliland and Shirley Nagel, both of Stoneboro; as well as many nieces and nephews and a close family friend, Rebecca Hedglin who was like a daughter.

In addition to her parents and adoring husband, Vivian was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Christian and Haley; a sister, Janet Steinlechner; son-in-law, Walter D. Patterson and parents-in-law, Quinn “Ellery” and Iva (Reed) Hefferman.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Rose and Black Funeral Home, 99 Franklin Street, STONEBORO where family and friends are welcome for a funeral service on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Pam Boston, officiating.

Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Vivian was a wonderful Christian woman who was always kind and thankful to all she met. Our sympathy goes to Diane and Lisa and their families. She will be sadly missed.

Paul and Pat Johnston Dec 29 2021 3:19 PM

I am very saddened to learn of Vivian's passing. Over the past few years I have known her and found her to be one of the kindest people. I will miss seeing her. My sympathies go out to her family.

Dr. Howard Nagle Dec 22 2021 9:37 PM

I'm so so sorry to learn of Aunt Vivian's passing. She was always a shining light when she entered a room. She always was so positive and found good in any situation! I always loved our visits! We are so thankful that we were together in August this year ! I'm praying for you all.

Barb Turnbough Dec 22 2021 7:17 PM

Sending prayers and love to the family. Vivian was a very nice and lovely lady. She will be missed

Jen and Eric Ditzenberger Dec 22 2021 5:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vivian Hefferman

Dave and Marilyn Fialkowski Dec 22 2021 5:21 PM

Wonderful smile and tender heart. Loved her and your family. So sorry for your loss but so happy for her gain!

Virginia GADSBY Dec 22 2021 4:16 PM

My sympathy and prayers to her family. She was a strong Christian lady who loved her family. I was happy to be a part of the Ladies Share Group. She always had a smile and was so thoughtful. She will be missed. Hugs and prayers to the family.

Jana Sharp Dec 22 2021 3:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vivian Hefferman

Debra Brown Dec 22 2021 3:34 PM

Dick......I am so very sorry. I loved Viv and enjoyed knowing her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen Burnworth Dec 22 2021 3:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Vivian Hefferman

PattyAdamson Dec 22 2021 2:54 PM

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