Sandra Ann Mancewicz Hefferren 1935 - 2011 Lawrence

Paid family tribute

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sandra Ann Mancewicz Hefferren, 76, Lawrence, will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. She died December 15, 2011 at home.
Sandra was born on January 9, 1935 in Hamtramck, Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Stanley C. and Ann (Printz) Mancewicz.
Sandra was raised in Hamtramck, Detroit, Michigan. She attended the local Catholic grammar school and Dominican high school in Detroit. She received a BS Degree in Spectroscopy, Sienna Heights College, Adrian, Michigan, a Master of Science Degree in Spectroscopy, Mount Holyoke College, Holyoke, Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration in Finance, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.
She had a triple appointment with the US Navy, National Bureau of Standards, and the American Dental Association Council on Dental Research. She was a Laboratory Manager for Bone Metabolism and Battle Injuries Research at the US Naval Research Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.
She married John J. Hefferren on February 6, 1965 at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington, DC. They lived in Chicago and raised their children in Evanston.
Her family includes three daughters, Anne Walsh Hefferren Manske, and husband, Jonathan Manske, Littleton, Colorado; Aileen Carol Harkless, and husband, Charles Harkless, New York, New York; Clare Jean Hefferren, Chicago, Illinois; one son, Neal Richard Hefferren, and wife, Caryn Ladd Hefferren, Kansas City, Missouri; five grandchildren, Sabine Sahara Manske, Owen Waller and Perry Rex Hefferren-Harkless, Patrick John and Finnegan James Hefferren.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Big Brothers and Big Sisters or Boys and Girls Club in Lawrence and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
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This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.