Date of birth: 30 June 1891 Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana Date of death: 16 August 1978 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise 23 August 1978 GLADYS HEFLEN [sic-see Note] Gladys Duckworth Heflen, 87, widow of Fred Heflen, of Cincinnati, Ohio and a native of Edinburgh, died last Wednesday in the Presbyterian Home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Following services at the Elden A. Good Funeral Home in Cincinnati, Friday morning burial was made at Rest Haven Cemetery with the Service of Committal given by the Rev. David Bremer of the Edinburgh Presbyterian Church of which Mrs. Heflen was a member early in her life. Mrs. Duckworth was born in Edinburgh June 30, 1891, the daughter of Belle Duckworth VanDorn and Sam Duckworth. She was reared by her grandmother, Mrs. Catherine Marsh. On June 3, 1914, she was married to Fred Heflen of Edinburgh who died Jan. 29, 1945. The couple had lived in the former Camp Atterbury area in Bartholomew County where Mrs. Heflen organized the Pleasant Valley Club, which still has annual reunions, before moving to Cincinnati. Mrs. Heflen was active in the Cincinnati Presbyterian Church and its woman’s organizations. Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Patterson of Houston, Texas, and nine grandchildren. Preceding in death was a daughter Margaret Goldbach, and a half-sister, Grace VanDorn Auxier.
Note: Heflin with an "I" is correct - obit is wrong.
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