Cathy Jo (Carlson) Heflin, 54, of Columbus, Kansas passed away April, 27, 2011 at St. John’s Maude Norton hospital in Columbus, Kansas.

Cathy was born on May 3, 1956 in Columbus, Kansas. She was the daughter of Robert and Nancy “Stephens Carlson. Cathy was a member of the CUHS Class of “1974”. She married James F. Heflin Jr. on July 31, 1981. She attended Victory Life Church of God. Cathy enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing occasionally, powerchute riding anytime she could and watching baseball especially the Atlanta Braves.

Survivors include her husband Frank of the home, two step-sons; James F. Heflin III and wife Tracy of Lexington, KY., and Jason F. Heflin and wife Melinda of Columbus, Kansas, one step-daughter; Jodi F. Heflin of Pittsburg, Kansas, two sisters; Debbie Welch and husband Les of Columbus, Kansas and Cindi Johnson and husband Ronnie of Columbus, Kansas two nephews; Jeremiah Johnson and wife Mandi and son Taylor of Columbus, Kansas and Les Welch and wife Jennifer of Columbus, Kansas, one niece; Laura Boeckman and husband Kenny and daughter Ella of Columbus, Kansas, eight step grandchildren and her special four legged son “Bubba.” She was preceded in death by her parents.

 Memorial services will be held Friday, April 29, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus, Kansas with Randy Arnold and Ronnie Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held starting at 5:00 p.m. before the service. Inurnment will take place in Park Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Hospice in care of Murdock Funeral Home. Online condolences may be posted at