Betty Hefflefinger, 90 of Corning, Iowa entered eternal rest Thursday, December 8, 2022 at her home. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Monday, December 12, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning. Visitation will be open to the public 3-7 PM, Sunday, December 11, 2022 with family receiving friends 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Betty will be laid to rest in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Corning. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Rose Ann Auxiliary &/or CHI Health Fitness Center of Corning. Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Betty Marie Hefflefinger was born July 20, 1932 on the farm in Adams County, Iowa near Iveyville. She was the only child born to Cliffton O. and Gladys Marie (Olive) Groff. Betty attended country school and graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1949. Following graduation, Betty moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she attended Commercial Extension School for 6 months. She returned to Corning and worked for the ASC Office for a short time.
Betty was united in marriage to Donald Hefflefinger on October 30, 1955 in Villisca at the United Methodist Church. Donald and Betty made their home in Villisca until 1959. Two children were born to bless this union: Steven Paul and Sheila Marie. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2005. Donald passed away a short time later on January 22, 2006.
In 1959, the family moved to a farm south of Corning and began farming with Betty’s dad. Later, the couple purchased a farm where they raised their family and where Betty was currently living. Betty was a Homemaker and Farm wife, was an active member of the Fairview United Church of Christ and when it closed, she attended the Corning Presbyterian Church. She loved being able to spend time with her grandchildren and enjoyed getting together with friends to dine-out, attend dances and go to area Parades. Betty was a long-time card player with the 148 Card club and Bridge club.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; and her parents. She is survived by her children: Steve (wife Lori) Hefflefinger of Corning and Sheila (husband Randy) DeVore of Prescott, Iowa; her 4 grandchildren: Stephanie (husband Tony) Hager of Earlham, Iowa; Rick (wife Jen) DeVore of Granger, Iowa; Megan (husband Jason) Mitchell of Clive, Iowa and Jason (wife Sara) Hefflefinger of Pella, Iowa; and her 9 great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn.