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Patricia "Pat" Ann (Bowers) Heffner

November 16, 1928 ~ May 30, 2020 (age 91)


Patricia “Pat” Ann (Bowers) Heffner

Family Was Her World -

Patricia “Pat” Ann (Bowers) Heffner, age 91, of Bonner Springs, KS, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 30, 2020.  Pat was born on Friday, November 16, 1928, in Chambersburg to the late Garnet Lyle Bowers and Mary Elizabeth (Cox) Bowers.  Pat was the widow of Samuel “Bob” R. Heffner, whom she married on July 27, 1951, and who died on June 7, 2016.  In addition to her parents and husband, Pat is preceded in death by her sister, Catherine G. Henry; and her two brothers: Roland Bowers and James Bowers.

Pat’s survivors include her two children: Nancy Carpenter and husband John of Bonner Springs, KS, Marc Heffner and wife Laurie of Olympia, WA; her four grandchildren: Tyler Heffner and wife Nicole, Wayne Heffner and wife Brianne, Jason Heffner, Erin Carpenter; her three great-grandchildren: Myles Heffner, Elyse Heffner, Wyatt Heffner; and her sister, Wease Kadel and husband John; her sister-in-law, Carolyn Bowers; and dozens of nieces and nephews.

Pat graduated from Chambersburg High School and from The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.  Pat’s family was her world. They were her greatest source of joy as she loved them all deeply.  Before his passing, she enjoyed doing various things with her husband like golfing, bowling, and watching horse racing. Most recently, she was an avid jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.

All are welcome to join Pat’s family for her graveside service via video chat or telephone, or in person at Rolling Green Cemetery, 1811 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011; on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, beginning at 2:45 p.m., with Reverend Tracy A. Conner officiating.  

Contributions in celebration of Pat’s life can be made to Heaven Scent Search & Rescue; please make checks payable to Dianne Thees and put in the memo line: Heaven Scent SAR, 2206 Adams Avenue, Tyrone, PA 16686; or to The Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation, Inc.,

Pat’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Pat’s full obituary, view her picture, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting


Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Pat's family via video chat or telephone on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, beginning at approximately 2:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.

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Join by telephone:   415-762-9988   or   646-568-7788   and enter meeting number 834 1887 8314

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Graveside Service
June 10, 2020

3:00 PM
Rolling Green Cemetery
1811 Carlisle Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Video & Telephone Chat
June 10, 2020

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Video is available for this event


Heaven Scent Search & Rescue
2206 Adams Avenue, Please make checks payable to Dianne Thees and put in the memo line: Heaven Scent SAR, Tyrone PA 16686

The Helen O. Krause Animal Foundation, Inc.

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