1cloudsHENDERSON, Ky. - Dorothy Marie Hefner, age 84, of Henderson, KY, passed away at 12:05 PM, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

Dorothy was born December 20, 1928 in West Virginia to Glenn and Bessie Riddle. She later met and married her husband French Hefner in 1946. She worked at Weston Hospital from 1946-1952 as a LPN. French and Dorothy moved to Henderson after he accepted a job with Delker Brothers Furniture. Dorothy worked in private duty nursing after coming to Henderson. Together, their family grew to include four children of their own and 63 foster children. She was a charter member and past Vice President of Foster Children Association. Dorothy was a former member of Bethel Baptist Church and currently attended Community Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and was a member of D.A.V.A.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband French Hefner, brother Dorsal Riddle, parents, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Survivors include: 1 Daughter: Jane Ann Miller Salem, KY; 3 Sons: James R. Hefner Evansville, IN, Anthony L. Hefner Henderson, KY, Kenyon W. Hefner Henderson, KY; 1 Sister: Betty Raschke Henderson, KY; 1 Brother: Bobby L. Riddle TN; Companion and lifelong friend: Linda Flavell Henderson, KY; 7 Grandchildren; 11 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great-Grandchild; Several Nieces and Nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to Dorothy's Life Celebration from 10:00 AM until service time on Friday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the funeral home with the Reverend Stephen H. Guarneros officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmont Cemetery in Henderson, KY.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Kentucky Sheriffs' Boys and Girls Ranch, 233 Sheriff's Ranch Rd. PO Box 57, Gilbertsville, KY 42044.

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