Steve M. Hefley, 71, of Pittsburg, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at his home with his wife and two children by his side.
He was born August 30, 1947 at home in Old Pattonsburg, Missouri, the son of Ora Marion and Wilma Irene (Musick) Hefley. He graduated from Paola High School in 1965 and later from Pittsburg State University with a Master’s in Electronics Engineering Technology.
On June 4, 1966, he was united in marriage to Pat Moore at the Assembly of God Church in Paola, Kansas. She survives at the family home.
Mr. Hefley worked at Bendix Corp in Kansas City for four years, before moving back to Pittsburg. He was then employed as Professor in Electronics Engineering Technology for Pittsburg State University, where he continued teaching for 35 years.
Membership was held in the First Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg, where he served on the Board and was also Finance Director. Steve was also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and Instrument Society of America, and was an avid Hamm Radio Operator. Mr. Hefley and his wife, Pat, also enjoyed traveling.
In addition to his wife, Pat, he is survived by a daughter, Michelle Speak and her husband, Jeff of Parker, Colorado; a son, Bryan Hefley and his wife, Sherri of Salado, Texas; a sister, Carole Reese of Maryville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Lyndi Shaw and her husband, Jon, Taran Speak, Kari Speak, Coen Hefley, Brennan Hefley, Lincoln Hefley, and Quentin Hefley; and two great grandchildren, Sofia and Titus Shaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday (November 14) at First Church of the Nazarene (PittNaz) with Pastor Kyle Rogers and Pastor Jim Sukraw co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Brenner Mortuary, where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. The family suggests memorials to the First Church of the Nazarene. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
First Church of the Nazarene
816 E. Quincy St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
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