Jerome K. Hefner

May 29, 1949 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Jerome Hefner Obituary

Jerome K. Hefner, 74, of Texico passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
He was born in Benton, IL on May 29, 1949 the son of James & Nadine (Wilkerson) Hefner.
Jerome married Carolyn Sue (Whitlock) on December 20, 1969.
Mr. Hefner was a man of great Faith. He loved the Lord and shared that love with everyone and would pray for you, anywhere, anytime. He loved his family and never met a stranger. One of his greatest blessings was being Papa to Brooklyn. He was a jack of all trades and a master of none. He was a member of Dahlgren Community Chapel Church.
Mr. Hefner is survived by his:
Wife: Carolyn Sue Hefner of Texico
Daughter: Gwendolyn Upton & husband Steve of Texico
Granddaughter: Brooklyn Upton of Texico
Sister: Shirley Hawkins & husband Ronnie of Mt. Vernon
Brother: Tom Hefner & wife Cindy of Benton
Sister-in-law: Gayle Hefner of Dahlgren
Honorary Son & special friend of the family: Sean Wilkey & wife Aleasha of Dix
Several Nieces & Nephews
Mr. Hefner was preceded in death by his Parents, a Daughter-Robin Sue Hefner and a Brother-James D. Hefner.
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 7th at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina. Visitation will also be after 9:00 A.M. on Friday, December 8th at the Panther Fork Church, followed by a funeral service starting at 10:00 A.M. being officiated by Pastor John Hefner & Pastor Ron White. Burial will be in the Panther Fork Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Hefner Family.
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December 7, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Johnston Funeral Home
102 E 2nd St.
Ina, IL 62846

December 8, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Panther Fork Missionary Baptist Church
22224 N Tolle Ln
Texico, IL 62889

Funeral Service
December 8, 2023

10:00 AM
Panther Fork Missionary Baptist Church
22224 N Tolle Ln
Texico, IL 62889

Final Resting Place

Panther Fork Cemetery
22224 N Tolle Ln
Texico, IL 62889


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