Sister Kayleen Heffron
Sr. Kayleen Heffron was born in 1931 in Georgetown, IA, and entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in 1959. Her first vows were pronounced in 1962.
Sr. Kayleen studied nursing and received an RN from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Ottumwa, IA, an associate’s degree from Ottumwa Heights College, a bachelor’s degree from St. Ambrose College in Davenport and furthered her education with courses at Marycrest College in Davenport and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She based her nursing ministry in Ottumwa at St. Joseph’s Hospital which later became Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Her RN skills were used as an emergency room supervisor and also in the skilled nursing facility. Sr. Kayleen continued at Ottumwa Regional Health Center as an RN in the physical rehabilitation unit until her retirement. She currently lives at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa.