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William Patrick Hefner

William “Pat” Patrick Hefner, 60, of Cabool, Missouri, departed this life on June 27, 2017 at his home.

He was born on June 26, 1957 in Cabool, Missouri, the son of Bill and Beverly (Creason) Hefner.

Pat grew up in Mtn. Grove, Missouri, where he graduated with the Class of 1976. He was united in marriage to his sweetheart, Sharon “Sue” Strunk in 1976. They moved to Cabool where they bought a home and had two children, Jennifer and Adam.

Pat went to work at Mid-Am in January of 1978 and worked there for 33 years until issues with his health called for an early retirement in April of 2011. He was truly in his element when outdoors; from the woods to the water, either hunting or fishing, on a dirt road or at deer camp, it was a passion he shared and passed on to his family. He always loved his time with his grandkids. Pat enjoyed life and along the way made many friends and memories that turned into great stories.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie “Bill” and Beverly Hefner; his wife of 40 years, Sharon Sue Hefner; and his son, Adam Ray Hefner.

He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer of Cabool; granddaughter, Ila Zoe White, daughter of Adam Hefner and Emily (White) Shelly; grandson, Sterling Ray Holloway; his sisters, Julie Carr and husband Robert Jr. of Adrian, Missouri, and Kelly Slayton and husband Jake of Mtn. Grove; as well as many other relatives and friends. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

A memorial visitation was held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 03, 2017, at the funeral chapel. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.

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