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Enid Johndrow Heppler

August 23, 1929 — January 19, 2023

Enid Johndrow Heppler, 93, of Perry Oklahoma passed into the loving arms of her Savior January 19, 2023. She was born August 23, 1929 in Hunter, Oklahoma to Leo and Elsie Campbell Johndrow. She moved to Perry when she was 11 years old. Enid attended grade school in Garfield and Noble Counties. She met the love of her life, Bernard (Hep), her junior year of high school. He was a high school student, driving a school bus, looked at her through the rearview mirror, winked his eye at her, and thus began a courtship and a wonderful life story. They were married April 18, 1948 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where they continued as members throughout their 73 years of marriage. Early in her married life, Enid was employed by Senator Val Connell and Raymond O’Donnell, M.D. She then became a full time mother to her children.


Enid was a devoted Catholic and loved her faith. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Altar Society in which she held all offices. She was a 45 year- member of the Golden Circle Homemakers Group. Enid was an excellent seamstress and wonderful cook and loved to prepare Sunday dinners for her family. She and Hep loved camping, boating, and can be remembered for hosting many swimming pool and baseball parties at their home She and Hep owned Zip Trip in Perry for several years. In their retirement, she and Hep spent 24 winters in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.


Enid is most fondly remembered as being a loving wife, wonderful mother, Mimi, and G-G to her family. She crocheted afghans for all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; son, David; grandson, Colby; her parents, Leo and Elsie Johndrow; an infant sister, Sarah Evelyn; baby brother, Julian Carl; and Earl, Melvin, and Robert Johndrow.


She is survived by her daughter, Linda McKeown of Stillwater, OK, son, Michael (Njeri) Heppler Greenville, NC, and daughter, Ann (Bret) Truax Salem, OR. She is Mimi to Brandon (Erin) Heppler Pensacola, FL, Ashley (Patrick) Wood Edmond, OK, Michelle (Joseph) Thompson Agra, OK, Shawn McKeown Stillwater, OK, Heather (Alex) Stadler Baltimore, MD, Brittany Moynham Broomfield, CO, and Austin Heppler Greenville, NC. She is G-G to, Etta and Rockwell Heppler, Addyson, Avery, and Colin Wood, Ella and Eva Dillard, Everson and Ellington Thompson, and Landon Wilde.


The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM Thursday, January 26, 2023 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Perry with Father Brian O’Brien officiating. Interment will follow at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery.


 Enid will be available for Viewing on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9AM to 8PM. Family will greet guests on Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM. Rosary will begin at 6PM Wednesday right after the family visitation. Arrangements are entrusted in the care of Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Perry.


Family requests memorials may be made to any Catholic charities of your choice or St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.


Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightonmarler.com


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Viewing

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

9:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Perry

203 Fir Street, Perry, OK 73077

weather permitting

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Visitation- with Family

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home - Chapel

203 Fir Street, Perry, OK 73077

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Rosary

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home - Chapel

203 Fir Street, Perry, OK 73077

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

421 North 9th Street, Perry, OK 73077

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Interment

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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