The Hefling Family
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James M Hefling

James Marion Hefling

Jim was born 18 Mar 1933 in Burrton, Harvey Co, Kansas to Roger Leigh Hefling and Edith Alice Huffman. He died 21 Jul 2015 in Halstead, Harvey Co, Kansas. Burial is in the Halstead Cemetery.

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Ruby June Suderman

Ruby was born 12 Jun 1935 in Hillsboro, Marion Co, Kansas to Edward Suderman and Martha Siebel. She died 19 Jun 2004 in Halstead, Harvey Co, Kansas. Burial is in the Halstead Cemetery.

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Jim and Ruby were married 12 Dec 1958 in Hillsboro, Marion Co, Kansas. They had three children. 

Jim and Ruby made their home in Halstead, Kansas and enjoyed participating in various community activities. They were active members of the First United Methodist Church.

Ruby was a homemaker, a beautician, and a waitress for several restaurants in Halstead. She enjoyed collecting butterflies, bells, angels and sewing notions. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 5 in Newton.

Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a custodian and groundskeeper for the Halstead High School. Upon retirement, he kept busy with his lawn mowing business and woodworking. He also spent many summer evenings umpiring all levels of baseball and softball games from t-ball to semi-pro in Halstead.

He was a member of the Ruth-Wilson American Legion Post 231 and the Masonic Lodge 46 AF & AM in Halstead. He was initiated, passed and raised in 1960; in 1962 held his first office; in 1965 was the Master of the Lodge; in 1966 he was District Deputy Grand Master; and served as the Lodge Treasurer for 24 years. By the 50 year mark of membership in 2010, Jim had served as an officer for 35 of those years. In 2003 he received the Outstanding Mason of the Year Award and in 2010 received the Emblem Award for 50 years of service.

Jim was a respected and well-known resident of the Halstead community. The Halstead Old Settlers Committee named Jim to receive the 2011 Good Neighbor Award and in 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Children of James Marion Hefling and Ruby June Suderman:
  1. Living Hefling
  2. Living Hefling
  3. Darrell Edward Hefling


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