Ellen R. Hefner age 94, of Lima passed way 5:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 at Lima Memorial. She was born Aug. 23, 1928 in Lima to the late Charles Russell and Marie Naomi (Lones) Lehman. She married Benjamin Junior Hefner and he preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1983
Ellen had worked 33 years as a wrapper Layer for R. G. Dunn Cigar Corp retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 908.
Survivors include children: David Lee (Cheryl) Hefner of Elida, Benjamin Russel (Teresa) Hefner, Sr., Robert Lewis (Pamela) Hefner, Roger Leroy (Patricia) Hefner, Danny Ray Hefner, Michael Gene(Patricia)Hefner, Benita Renae (Moe) Tackett all of Lima and Rowena M. (Dan) Melton of Cridersville; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a few great great grandchildren; siblings: Doyt Ellsworth Lehman of Lima, Donald Russel (Irene) Lehman of Delphos, Gerald Leroy Lehman of Lima, Florence (William) Greer of Lima and Rita L. Snider of Bluffton, Inidana and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by son and daughters-in-law Richard Ladoyt ‘Red’(Patti) Hefner, Shirley Hefner, Beverly Hefner; brother and sisters-in-law Morris (Mary) Lehman, Marilyn Lehman, Debbie Lehman; sister and brothers-in-law: Audrey F. (Warren) Stoner, Blaine and Richard Snider.
Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice
The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery, Cridersville.