Marcia Joyce Heffner



Memorial Contributions

 Cascade Christian Church

 2829 Thornapple River Dr SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Emmanuel Hospice

401 Hall Street, Ste 263

Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Marcia Joyce Heffner, age 83 of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully and met her Lord and Savior Wednesday, December 29, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Heffner; sisters, Mike Walma, Patricia Ranazzi; and brother, Jim Fox. Marcia is survived by her children, Doug (Cindy) Heffner, Karen (Scott) Broekstra, Tim (Sue) Heffner; grandchildren, Christopher (Virginia) Heffner, Jenni Leigh (Scott) Stagis, Courtney (Alex) Amundson, McKenzie (Peter) Palumbo, Kelby Broekstra, Keagan (Ethan) Bonzelaar, Brody Heffner; 3 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Nancy Heffner; several very special nieces and nephews; and many amazing friends, including the “Golden Girls”. Marcia was a fun and loving grandmother who enjoyed her time with her children and grandchildren. Family and her faith were very important. She was a librarian, special education aide, and secretary at Caledonia Schools. Marcia went on to be a secretary at Zerrener & Roane Law Firm, and secretary at USA Financial in Cascade. She spent her life volunteering to help others, from candy striper, scout den mother, child study club, Senior Meals on Wheels, Kids Food Basket, and Ronald McDonald House. Marcia was a Deacon, Elder, youth group leader, and served on many committees at Cascade Christian Church. A special thank you to the caregivers and staff of Sentinel Pointe, Sunrise of Cascade and Emmanuel Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 or Emmanuel Hospice, 401 Hall Street, Ste 263, Grand Rapids, MI  49503. A celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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17 Responses

  1. Mrs. Heffner was a wonderful lady and mother. I remember her as a youth group leader who went with about 40 high schoolers on a spring break trip. So was always so kind and had an infectious smile.

  2. Marcia raised an amazing family who love her and each other and is reunited with her soulmate in eternity! What more can we ask for? Rest In Peace Mrs. Heffner!!!

  3. Karen, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom had a long and hard journey. I pray you have comfort and peace knowing that she is finally able to rest. Love to you sweet friend.
    Randy & Kellie Johnson

  4. Marcia, my good friend, I have so many memories of our good times together as we enriched our widowhood with travel and cards and dominoes and theater and good food enjoyed with friends. I could not accompany you on this last difficult journey. But I know how bravely you faced it because your faith was so strong. I was blessed to have been part of your life.

  5. Marcia was a wonderful friend to us She put everyone needs before her own. You could always count on Marcia to help. We loved Marcia dearly and will miss her.

  6. Marcia was a wonderful friend to us She put everyone needs before her own. You could always count on Marcia to help. We loved Marcia dearly and will miss her.

  7. As one of Tim’s friends growing up in Caledonia, I was incredibly fortunate to have known and been on the receiving end of Mrs. Heffner’s warmth and acceptance at a time when I needed it most. I can’t imagine a kinder human being, and I will forever treasure my memories of the days I spent with the Heffner family.

  8. Dear Karen & Scott and family,

    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

    It was an honor to have met your Mother during our Mirror Ridge days. Such a beautiful and dear lady.

    Send you love, light and much peace during this difficult time.

    God bless,

  9. You are and will always be my favorite Aunt. I miss you already. Love you antie Marsh.

  10. To all my second and third cousins, I arm saddened by your loss, but know she has been received home to eternal life as a believer. I continue to hold you all in my prayers. Your cousin in Sarasota.

  11. I remember Marcia from when she worked at Briarwood, a long, long, time ago. Such a lovely person. Sincere condolences to the family.

  12. Many Prayers for the Family of Marcia, As friends and neighbors of Rich and Marcia many years ago we were always Happy to see them and their Family, Enjoyed some Great Times together, Will Miss marcias Great Smile and Hellos as we Have Rich’s since he passed so many years ago, Great family We loved Them, Doug & Maraline Meyerink and Sons.

  13. Marcia was a very dear friend that we loved dearly. We shared so much together over the years working together. I was always mistaken for her which I considered a huge compliment. We laughed together, cried together and shared so many secrets. Her and Rich raised a wonderful family together and devoted their lives to them.
    Rest in peace my dear friend until we see each other again.

  14. Thinking and praying for you all. I am very sorry for your loss.
    Heather Shahidi

  15. I just wanted to send my love and support to you and your family during this tough time, Karen. I really enjoyed your mom’s vivacious personality. I know things got tough at the end and I pray that you all will be filled with the peace that passes all understanding. I admire the fact that your mom gave so much enthusiasm to people in need and she stayed strong and healthy for many years on her own. May her legacy live on.
    Hugs and condolences.

  16. Karen, we are so sorry for your loss. I always loved hearing your stories of your mom. You and your family are in our thoughts.
    Love, the Zdroykowski family

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