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Sherrell Kay Heft

December 24, 2018

GREENSBURG – Sherrell Kay (Seacat) Heft, 77, passed away December 24, 2018. Born September 14, 1941 in Manhattan, Kansas to Russell and Lois Seacat, she moved with her family to Greensburg, Kansas in 1943. After her Greensburg High School graduation, she attended Colorado Women’s College. Sherrell married Dayle Allen Heft in Clayton, New Mexico. They resided in Denver, Colorado until she graduated from the University of Denver and then they returned to Greensburg where they spent the rest of their lives. They purchased a farm and dedicated themselves to the Greensburg community. Together, they were stewards of the land, and shaped a future of farming, ranching and construction. Early on, Sherrell taught for several years in the Mullinville Grade School. After earning her Master’s Degree in Child Psychology from Ft. Hays State University she devoted the rest of her career to the Greensburg School system as a Special Education teacher. Sherrell was a member of the First United Methodist Church and ever faithful in her service and volunteer work for God and her church. She served as Treasurer for many years on the Executive Board of the GHS/KCHS Alumni Association. Sherrell was a passionate patron of the Twilight Theatre and donated generously in her desire for its success and longevity. One of her favorite quotes was, “To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect, you just have to care.” Sherrell was dedicated to her faithfulness and time devoted to the Order of Eastern Star. Sherrell was a 50 year member of Eastern Star. She was initiated into the Star of Hope Chapter #193 on November 19, 1962 in Greensburg. In 1992 she accepted the office of Grand Chaplin. Sherrell served the Grand Office as Worthy Grand Matron for the state of Kansas in 1995-1996. She went on to hold an office in the General Grand Chapter and continued to serve her Chapter with pride and joy. Sherrell was preceded in death by her husband, Dayle Allen Heft and her parents, Russell and Lois Seacat. Survivors include: two sons, Kevin and wife, Kim, and Steve and wife, Kristi; companion, Clair Banta; sisters, Sandra and husband, Thurn Hoffman, Serena and husband, George Ryan; six grandchildren, Kelsey and husband, Kellen Ebert, Wichita, Ks., Lindsey and husband, Robert Wright, Wichita, Ks., McKenzie Heft, Riann Heft and fiancé, Trevor Tyree, Maize, Ks., Aaron Heft and Raygan Heft; two great-grandsons, Colston and Camden Ebert; nieces, Shannan McMahon and husband, Ken, Greta Kaufman; nephews, Matt Devin Hoelscher, Jim Heft and wife, Loretta; nieces, Tammy, Lindsey and Kelly Cram. A visitation will be held Friday, December 28 at the First United Methodist Church, with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services and celebration of Sherrell’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the church with Pastor Chu officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to the Sherrell K. Heft Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Twilight Theatre, in care of Fleener Funeral Home, PO Box 41, Greensburg, KS 67054. A pillar of the Greensburg community; respected, admired and loved, no one will forget her loving, caring and giving nature and especially, Sherrell’s hugs.

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7 thoughts on “Sherrell Kay Heft

  1. Sherrell was one of the best friends I have ever had the pleasure to know. She was an incredibly giving person. Sherrell would spend any amount of effort and time to make sure her students were successful. Sherrell has helped many parents understand the unigue needs of their children. Her death leaves an empty spot in the hearts of everyone who knew her. Sherrell, my dear friend, I will miss you. You were one of a kind.

  2. We are sending our sincerest condolences to the family of Sherrell. She has been a loving friend to our mother, Martha, for many years. Her kindness and generosity knew no bounds and we are forever grateful for her friendship. Sending our love and prayers.
    Joe and Marilynn Norris

  3. My dearest Sherrell, I still miss YOU and LOVE You and I remember the good times and roads we traveled and had so much fun. Remember the Yellow corn bug juice all over the front of that beautiful white car? OH MY that was something else. Then the times we got lost almost when we was in Nebraska, not quite across the line but we was close…. Just wanted to talk to you and hope you have found Buzzer there and I know HE greeted you at the doors when you arrived. OH Sweetheart I miss you and LOVE you.

  4. Continue Resting in Peace my wonderful FRIEND. We was quite the pair, wasn’t we? Still miss you and our friend Donald is there with you now. I”m sure you and Buzz met him at the gates. RIP with Love Carol

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