Sylvia Heffley

Obituary of Sylvia P. Heffley

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Sylvia P. Heffley, 81, of Landisville, PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday evening, August 24, 2020 at Oak Leaf Manor North.  She is absent from the body and present with the Lord.  Born in South Hanover Twp., Dauphin Co., she was the daughter of the late Norman and Beryl Firestone Patrick.  She was the wife of Robert L. Heffley.  They would have been married for 59 years on September 2.


Sylvia was an active member of the Hempfield Church of the Brethren in Manheim where she formerly sang in the choir, was Sunday school secretary, and taught in the primary department.  She was a 1956 graduate of Hershey High School and was employed as a secretary in the personnel department at Hershey Chocolate.  More recently, she was a hostess in the dining room at Oak Leaf Manor North in Landisville.  She was a dedicated homemaker and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She loved her family and had a deep love for her Savior, Jesus Christ.


Sylvia enjoyed working in her flower beds and had a large collection of beautiful dolls.  She also enjoyed reading and taking day bus trips.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Steven L., husband of Sheryl Arment Heffley, of Lititz, John L., husband of Dawn Shepherd Heffley, of Lancaster, and Tim L. Heffley of Lancaster; four grandsons, Nathan, Spencer, Shawn, and Sheldon Heffley; and a great granddaughter, Naomi Heffley.  She was preceded in death by two siblings, Florence Keller and Roy Patrick.


A memorial service will be held for both Bob and Sylvia on Wednesday evening, September 23, 2020 at 6:00 PM at Hempfield Church of the Brethren, 1186 Stevens Street, Manheim, PA 17545 with Pastor Doug Hinton officiating.  There will be no public viewing.  Private interment will be in the Hempfield Church of the Brethren Cemetery.  The family will receive guests immediately following the service.  Please omit flowers.  If desired, contributions may be made to Hempfield Church of the Brethren or to Grane Hospice, 4 Lemoyne Drive, Suite 201, Lemoyne, PA 17043.  Those attending are asked to wear masks and practice social distancing and other CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19.  To watch a webcast of the service beginning on Thursday or to express a condolence with the family, visit

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Memorial Service

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Hempfield Church of the Brethren
1186 Stevens Street
Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States

Receiving Guests

The family will receive guests outdoors following the service.
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Sylvia Heffley

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Sylvia Heffley

1938 - 2020

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