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.

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6217

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 17, 2015 5954

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 14, 2015 5056

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 4305

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 16, 2015 3400

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 02, 2015 8476

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 6698

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 5954

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 4305

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 18, 2015 1005

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 18, 2015 770

Market Commentary - April 18, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin
April 18, 2015 505

Home, Garden Show Concludes Today at Ballard…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 462

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 448

Keeping the Faith - 'God Smiles'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 18, 2015 428

TVA's Regional Energy Resource Council to Meet in…

by Tennessee Valley Authority
April 19, 2015 416

ATV Ride, Cookout Raises Funds for Shanice Bean…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 412

Hooked on Science - Skewer a Balloon

by Jason Lindsey