Woman killed in Moore workplace attack laid to rest

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Colleen Hufford: Courtesy of Facebook, Hufford family

UPDATED 10/3/2014

MOORE, Okla. – Family, friends and co-workers have said goodbye to the woman killed in the Moore workplace attack.

The funeral for Colleen Hufford, 54, took place Friday afternoon at Southgate Baptist Church in Moore, Okla.

The Moore Police Department says  Hufford was beheaded by Alton Nolen, 30, at the Vaughan Foods distribution center on Sept. 25.

Authorities say Nolen was recently suspended from the company, and wanted to get revenge on people he thought were responsible for his punishment.

Investigators say Hufford was not one of his targets.  They say Hufford was in Nolen’s way as he came into the building.

Courtesy: Hufford Family

Courtesy: Hufford Family

The Hufford family  released a statement this week:

“Losing our mom, wife and grandmother has been one of the most difficult challenges any of us have faced in our lives. For her life to have been taken in such a tragic act of violence adds a depth of grief we are trying to comprehend. We want to thank the wonderful family and friends who have come to our aid during this very difficult time with messages of hope and prayer. We will miss her dearly.”  

A memorial fund has been set up in Hufford’s name.

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