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Betty Jean Hefner
January 12, 1934 - April 9, 2019

Mrs. Betty Jean Hefner passed from this earth to join her loved ones in Heaven on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR at the age of 85 years, 2 months and 28 days. Betty was born Friday, January 12, 1934 in Trumann to the late Ed and Elsie Ponder. She graduated from Trumann High School in 1952, then moved to Memphis, TN where she was employed by Southern Bell Telephone Company where she was a long distance operator. She received two letters of commendation from the Mayor of Memphis for her outstanding work as an operator. While in Memphis she met and married her only true love Donald Hefner. They enjoyed 31 years together before his death in 1995. They moved to San Antonio, Texas where she was employed by Rhodes Dept. Store as switchboard operator. From there they moved back to Paragould, AR where she was a switchboard operator at Darling Store Fixtures for several years. She was a member of Westview Baptist Church in Paragould. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, L.O. and Ollie Harlan and John and Zora Ponder; her husband, and her parents. She is survived by one brother, Harrel W. (Jean) Ponder; one sister, Sheila (Jon) Schisler; two nephews, Bart (Gei) Ponder and Bryce (Angie) Flanigan; one niece Tisha (Rocco) Rockholt; and a host of cousins and friends. The family will receive friends Friday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Westview Baptist Church, 701 W Morgan, Paragould, AR 72450. A celebration of her life will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Marc Reeves officiating. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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Visitation

April 12, 2019
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Westview Baptist Church
701 W Morgan
Paragould, AR 72450

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Funeral Service

April 12, 2019
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Westview Baptist Church
701 W Morgan
Paragould, AR 72450

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  1. Karen Cooper, Paragould, AR says

    My condolences. Loved me some Betty Hefner - she was one of a kind and a lot of fun and laughs to be around. She will be missed. Love to the family. Karen Cooper

  2. Kristina Willson, Weymouth, MA says

    Dear Tisha, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet aunts passing, I know this is a huge loss for you all. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Kristina and Richard Willson and Sons.

  3. Mike Chaffin, Russellville Ar says

    Sorry for your loss Praying for all of you.

  4. Cherie’ Clark, Brookland, AR says

    Harrel, Sheila, Bart, Tisha and Bryce- I’m so sorry about Betty. You have my deepest sympathy. Prayers and hugs for you! Cherie’

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