Claire D. Heflin

Claire D. Heflin, 84, of Buckhannon, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Elkins.

She was born Sept. 24, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late Samuel Thomas and Florence Caroline Mack Jewell.

On April 28, 1955, she married Raymond “Bud” Heflin, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, George and James Heflin; one daughter, Barbara Heater; two grandsons, Gary Freshour and Cory Heflin; two granddaughters, Candida Heater and Nicole Heflin; three great grandchildren, Jonathan Matheny, Ryleigh and Brayden Freshour; three brothers, William Jewell, Thomas Jewell and Max Jewell; one sister, Jean Hahn.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Jewell; and one sister, Janet Thompson.

She retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital as a registered nurse. Claire enjoyed gardening, was an adamant reader, took great pride in helping others and touched many hearts. She was a caring, compassionate, loving person and will be sadly missed.

The family would like to thank Hospice Care Regional InPatient Center of Elkins for their kindness and caring hands.

As per her request, she will be cremated and there will be no services.