Patricia “Patty” Maney Heafner, of Mills River, passed away Friday, March 27, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Mills River, she was the daughter of the late Suzanne L. Maney who died in 2019 and James F. Maney of Mills River. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Joe” S. Heafner, who died in 2018. She was a graduate of West Henderson High School and received her Associate Degree from Brevard College. Her career with Pardee Hospital spanned over forty years until her retirement in 2018. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brevard.
Patty is survived, in addition to her father, by two sons, Clifford J. Heafner and Patrick S. Heafner, both of Mills River; grandson, Julian M. Heafner of Fletcher; brother, Michael Maney of Roe, AR and many beloved friends and extended family. A memorial celebration of the lives of Patty and Joe Heafner will be held 2pm Saturday, March 27, 2021 in the chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Rev. Robert “Bobby” Capps will officiate.