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Betty L. Heffern

March 16, 1925 — June 28, 2009

Betty L. Heffern, 84, of Mason City, died Sunday, June 28, 2009 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. A Funeral Mass will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, July 2, 2009 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams with Rev. Jon Seda officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania. A Catholic Daughters Rosary will be held at 6:00 PM followed by a Scriptural Wake Service at 6:30 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Betty L. Heffern Memorial Fund. Betty was born March 16, 1925 in Perry, Iowa the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Young) Brelsford. She graduated from Perry High School. Betty married Cletus J. Heffern June 18, 1949 in Perry. They lived in Union, Iowa for 12 years before moving to Mason City in 1962. Betty was truly a devoted wife and mother and her family chuckled many times at the self proclaimed title of Domestic Engineer. She made friends everywhere she went with her kind and thoughtful nature and she treasured those friendships, especially her friends in the Union area and her friends and neighbors in the Holy Family neighborhood of Mason City. Betty was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, St. Madonna Circle, Womens Club, Sewing Club, and Art Club.

Betty is survived by her husband, Cletus of Mason City; daughters, Susan (Shawn) Weydert of Mason City and Jane Goodwin of New Hampton; grandson, Jamison Weydert of Mason City; granddaughters, Melissa, Danielle, and Michala Goodwin of New Hampton; brother, Delbert (Fern) Brelsford of Perry, Iowa.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, son, James Cletus Heffern in infancy; 4 brothers, Harold, Kenneth, Marion, and Lloyd; 2 sisters, Bula and Katherine.

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