Letha M. Hafley, 88 , of Pacific, passed away on February 10, 2023. Mrs. Hafley, born August 18, 1934, was the first of seventeen children born to the late Burley Nickelson and Genevieve nee Cain. She received her education from the Pacific School District.
Letha enjoyed sitting on her porch enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book. She was a die hard Cardinal Fan. She always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Royal LaMar Witcher Sr. and Clifford Hafley; brothers, Roland, Lindell, and Donald Nickelson and sisters, Nancy LeClaire, Easter Young, Bertha Nickelson, Marsha Ferguson, and Christine Waggoner.
Among her survivors are her children, Verna “Cookie” Banderman and husband Gary Sr., Nancy Goins and husband Tommy, Michelle Kopf and husband Gary Sr., and Royal LaMar Witcher Jr. and wife Jody; step daughter, Micki Jackson and husband Mike; grandchildren, Katrina French and husband Tony, Gary Banderman Jr. and wife Michelle, Melissa Jolley and husband Timmy, Shannon Rector and husband Jesse, Gary Kopf Jr. and wife Arianne, Tiffany Kopf, and Amanda Kopf; grandchildren, Logan Witcher, Jacob Witcher, and Abigail Witcher; step grandchildren, Johanna Crawford and husband Steve and Billie Jackson and wife Hallie; sixteen great-grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; four sisters, four brothers, many other relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 4-8 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt,Thiebes Funeral Home. Eastern Star ceremony 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023 at Nieburg-Vitt,Thiebes Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Tri-County Senior Center or Shriners Hospital for Children.
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