Virginia Elliott Hefner, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Earl Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Virginia was born July 11, 1919 to Joe and Addie Hodges Elliott in Hereford, Texas. She married Raymond Hefner on Dec. 27, 1945, in San Angelo, Texas. The couple lived in Sweetwater all their married years. Virginia taught school in Mertzon, San Angelo and Sweetwater, a total of 35 years. Her husband, Raymond, also a teacher, died June 25, 1978. She was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her two sons, Don Elliott Hefner and wife Carolyn of Lubbock, Texas and Joe Baird Hefner of Lamesa, Texas; two grandsons, Thomas Hefner and wife Rachel of Valencia, Italy and Joseph Hefner of Abilene, Texas; and niece, Beverly Renner of Quinlan, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Addie Elliott; husband, Raymond Hefner; and sister, Dorothy Jo Renner.
Pallbearers will be Jim Gesin, Doug Richards, Bill Brock, Keith Brock, Glenn Wortham and Joseph Hefner.
Honorary pallbearer will be Thomas Hefner.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 6:30-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 956, Sweetwater, Texas 79556, City-County Library, 206 Elm Street, Sweetwater, Texas 79556, S.N.A.P., P.O. Box 450, Sweetwater, Texas 79556 or to charity of one's choice.