Kathleen M. Heffren, age 80, of Crossingville, died Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Saint Vincent Hospital after a lengthy illness. Katie was born in Meadville on September 4, 1942 to the late Margaret Speck and Andrew Durasa. She was a long time member of Saint Philip Roman Catholic Church in Crossingville, and retired from the Edinboro University Housekeeping Department.
Katie raised her five children by herself and will always be remembered by them as being a hard worker and great mom who put her children first, providing a home and family life which, to this day, has kept them all close. Sharing these years together, Katie was often reminding her children, “if I ever turn out to be like my mother, tell me!” And, while she loved to go out to eat, Katie would immediately want to get back home as soon as possible!
Family members include those who preceded in death: her son, Kevin Heffren, and step-father, Dale “Chubby” Dunn; and those who survive: her children, Lisa Merritt (Dennis Anderson) of Springboro, Lawrence R. Heffren III and wife Beth of Edinboro, Mark Heffren (fiancé Tawnya Gibas) of Springboro, and Marijo Slayton and husband Brian of Edinboro; her two granddaughters whom Katie loved and spoiled, Caitlyn Loebig and husband Garrett of Pittsburgh, and Kalee Slayton of Colorado; four siblings, Grace Mook, Carl Durasa and wife Jessie, Barb Keefer and husband Mike, and Mary Lou Puchacz (Eppy); and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Edinboro on Tuesday, January 31st from 4-7 pm and may attend funeral services there on Wednesday at 11:00 am. Committal service and burial will follow at Saint James Cemetery in Crossingville.