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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Sarah Hanes Heffelfinger
Contributed by Roselyn (Mills) Wells

Evening Star June 1960

Mrs. Sarah Heffelfinger, Age 91, Dies at Butler. Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E. Heffelfinger, 91, of west of Butler will be conducted at the Johnson funeral home in Butler at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Edwin Grant, pastor of the Butler Methodist church, officiating. The body will then be taken to Chicago for burial Friday morning in a cemetery in that city. Mrs. Heffelfinger died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Barkley Nursing Home in Butler from senility after after a 10 year illness. She had been a patient at the nursing home for the past two years. She was born in Wilmington township, DeKalb County, about two miles west of Butler on March 7, 1869, and was the daughter of the late William and Harriett Altenburg Hanes. On Nov. 2, 1889, she and Charles Heffelfinger were married. Mr. Heffelfinger died in 1933. She had been a resident of Chicago for 56 years before returning to the Butler area 10 years ago to reside with a sister, Mrs. Clara McCague, on the old home place. Mrs. Heffelfinger was a member of the Presbyterian church in Chicago. Surviving in addition to the sister are three sons, George Heffelfinger of Chicago, Harold Heffelfinger of Mt. View, Calif. and Donald Heffelfinger of Maywood, Ill; 11 grandchildren, and another sister, Mrs. Wilmetta Atwater of Goshen.

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