Drum Funeral Home-Hickory

940 29Th Avenue Ne, Hickory, NC


Margaret Hefner

July 24, 1932September 26, 2019

Margaret Ella (Motts) Hefner of Conover, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a brief stay.

Margaret was the oldest of seven children, born July 24, 1932 to Clarence Leroy Matthews and Helen Sigmon Matthews. She was an active member of St. Peters Lutheran Church of Conover. She retired from Sherrill Furniture Company after 25 years. She was an enthusiastic member of the Oxford High School Class of 1950 bunch. .

Margaret was happily married to Loye Lofate Hefner for 61 years prior to his passing 7 years ago. In addition to Loy and her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Doris Harris, Georgia Faye Goforth; and by brothers Carl Matthews, Perry Matthews, and James Matthews.

Surviving Margaret to cherish her memory are sons Rick Hefner and wife Nancy of Lufkin, Tx.; Greg Hefner and wife Melissa of Conover; grand children Jeremy Hefner of Tyler, Tx., and Robert Hefner and wife Jovita Hefner of Argyle, Tx.; great grand children, Ella Hefner, Katelyn Hefner, and Logan Hefner; sister Gracie Bolick, sisters-in-law Ruby Matthews, Josie Matthews; and brother-in-law John Harris. We loved her every day and she loved us every day.

A celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at St Peter’s Lutheran Church. The Revs. Kevin Graudin and Eric Hauss will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 2:45 pm at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church, 6175 St. Peter’s Church Road, Conover, NC 28613.

The family wishes to thank Margaret’s extended family and friends who have always supported her. Special thanks to her dear sister, Gracie Bolick, sister in law Ruby Matthews, and friends Rita Barger and Terri Starnes.

The Hefner family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home, 940 29th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 29, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Sunday, September 29, 2019


Margaret Hefner

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