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Dr. Patricia Haefs, 69, of Raytown, MO passed away Oct. 14, 2020 at St. Luke’s East Hospital, from complications from COVID-19. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at Gregory Hills Church of God 7020 James A Reed Rd, Kansas City, MO 64133. If you are not able to attend the service, a Facebook live will be streamed on the Heart of America Ministries Facebook page. The wearing of masks and social distancing practices will be required at the service.
Dr. Haefs was born Dec. 12, 1950 in Council Bluffs, IA.
Dr. Patricia “Patti” Haefs was a determined & driven worker that had a 5 decade long career that saw her in many roles and organizations. Her joy & passion were spent over the last 2 decades in ministry, serving primarily as a Children’s and Youth Pastor. She was an active member and part of the ministerial staff at Heart of America Ministries and was the Academic Dean at Heart of America Christian College & Theological Seminary. Dr. Haefs was a lifelong learner. In May 2013 she received her Masters of Theology degree and in May 2019, achieved her dream of earning a Doctorate of Theology degree.
She touched many lives with her love, generosity, community advocacy and evangelism.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Oliver Lee (father), Ethel Reynolds, (mother) and Charles Newland (step-father), and her sister Mary Jane Turner.
Survivors include her 3 children: Charles Steffensen, Jr. (wife Patty) of Omaha, NE, Angel Luna of Raytown, MO and Charity Ceballos-Perez of Kansas City, KS, and her 3 grandchildren: Charles Steffensen III of Omaha, NE, Juventud Luna of Raytown, MO and Roberto Ceballos, Jr. of Kansas City, KS.