Verna J. Hefley, 81


Verna June Hefley, 81, of Raymond, died on Sept. 11, 2021 at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. 

No services are planned at this time. Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family.

Mrs. Hefley was born on June 26, 1940, in Butler, the daughter of the late Lawrence Arthur and Thelma Irene (Masters) McBroom. She married Ronald L. Hefley in Butler on July 2, 1972, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2013.

A graduate of Hillsboro High School  with the class of 1958, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in 1962. Mrs. Hefley served as a home economics teacher in both the Palmyra and Morrisonville school districts, and would later retire from the Illinois Press Association. Mrs. Hefley also served as the Raymond Township Clerk as well as board president of Doyle Public Library.

Mrs. Hefley is survived by her son, Robert Hefley, Sr. of Raymond; grandchildren, Robert Hefley, Madison Hefley and Austin Hefley; and great-grandson Kenneth Lee Hefley.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her ten brothers and sisters.

The family suggests memorials to Doyle Public Library in Raymond. Online condolences may be made at


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