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.
Marijo i was sorry to read of the passing of your mom.i remember talking with her when I would get my hair done. A lovely woman. Stay strong remember all the good.
From all your “Family at CBS” our deepest condolences on the loss of you mom Lisa.
I remember Kathleen as a dear friend back in high school. My condolences to all of her family.
Marijo, Larry, Jake, & Lisa,
Our deepest condolences to you and your families on the passing of your Mom.
Ron and Kathy Krautter
The most impressive thing I remember about Katie was her joyous attitude. No matter what was happening in her life she always had a smile and a giggle when she talked. Always upbeat! Wish I could adapt the same in my life.
Dear Lisa, Larry, Mark and Marijo ~~ John and I are downhearted to hear about the passing of your Mother. Katie was a very special person. We have the best memories that we spent with her. Please know we will miss her very much and you have our sympathy with her loss. God Bless you all and your families. Love, John, Linda and family