Helen B. Heafner, nee Jakes, 95, of Belleville, IL, born March 20, 1917, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, August 24, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Heafner was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Heafner; a daughter, Mary Bien; her parents, Frank and Irma, nee Dietrich, Jakes; and two grandsons in infancy, Kyle and Edward.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Donna Heafner of Belleville, IL;
two granddaughters, Amanda and Kristina Bien;
a great-granddaughter, Kaleigh Bien;
and a special cousin, Joan Matheus.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, from the funeral home for an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Plese accept my condolences for the loss of your Mother, though she will be with you always
JoAnn Schaltenbrand, Swansea, Il, 62226
Sending our condolences for the loss of your mom. No matter when it comes, it is always too soon and she surely will be missed. How fortunate you were for the 95 wonderful years.
Sue Gallagher, Belleville, IL, 62221
I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Helen's passing, our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Rob & Kris Converse & family
Marlene & Carter Powell & family
Kristine Converse, Smithton, Il, 62285
The pain of losing someone you love can be overwhelming especially when it's someone as important as your mother. I cannot imagine that pain. May your family draw comfort as I have from knowing that our loving heavenly Father promises us that very soon all those in the 'memorial tombs' will hear the voice of his son Jesus and 'come out' by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29) What a wonderful day that will be!
Rhodes, , ,
WAS SAD TO READ OF HELENS PASSING SHE WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF BOTH MOMS ANND AUNT KATHERN AND MINE SORRY FRANK LARRY FILLED ME IN RICKHASSON
RICK HASSON, BELLEVILLE, ILL, 62226