Bertha Mae Heffley


Bertha Mae Heffley, age 87, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015.

She was born May 22, 1927, in Manchester, Kentucky, to John and Lena (Hensley) Philpot.

Bertha worked for Eli Lilly for many years in the Insulin Division. She was a member of Eagledale Baptist Church. Bertha married Jack Heffley on June 17, 1948, in London, Kentucky, and he preceded her in death in November 1997. She was an avid gardener who loved her flowers and spending time with her family.

Bertha is survived by her sons, John (Janie), Jerry, James (Andrea), Jessie (Carma) and Jeffrey (Tammi) Heffley; daughters, Erelena (Gary) Clift, Joann Kamp, Jeanne (Robert) Jones and Janice Hooper; brothers, Calvin (Mary), Lois and Jessie Philpot; sister, Minnie Pearl Johnson; 33 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Jack Heffley Jr.; daughter, Joyice Samuels; brothers, Isacarr, George and Granville Philpot.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Society, 3500 De Pauw Blvd., Suite 2070, Indianapolis, IN 46268.