Oneida H. Heffner, 90, of Knoxville, passed from this life on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. She was the wife of 69 years to Lawrence E. Heffner. Born on May 25, 1931, in Rohrersville, she was the daughter of Cecil Sigler Haines and Myrtle Anna Lee (Mullendore) Haines.
Mrs. Heffner was a 1949 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She was a franchise owner of the Brunswick H & R Block beginning in 1971, becoming one the first female business owners in the town. Oneida was a lifelong member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren. She was in the third unit of the Brethren Volunteer Service, serving in Rose Pine, LA.
She and her husband loved to travel, including a 52 day cruise around South America, a trip to the Holy Land and many other worldly adventures. Oneida loved family gatherings, including yearly trips to Ocean City, cooking, and making wedding cakes for many couples.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Lawrence E. Heffner, Jr. (Janet), LaVonne Heffner, Karen Heffner (Connie Plater), Arthur Heffner (Kathy) and Lauren Lipps; her sisters Esther Bolt (Kenneth) and Elaine Smith as well as 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and was expecting an 8th great-grandchild in the fall. She is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews and other extended family members. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, 2 sisters and a son-in-law.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 13 from 5 to 7 pm at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 Maple Avenue, Brunswick. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 14 at 11:00 am at Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Brownsville, Pastor Calvin Park officiating. Interment will be at Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Brownsville Church of the Brethren at the above address.