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Marie J. Heeren
March 2, 1927 ~ November 22, 2022 (age 95) 95 Years Old
Marie J. Heeren, 95, of Colona, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Illini Restorative Care-Silvis. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Colona United Methodist Church with Pastor Jon Warren officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-11 AM prior to the service at the church. She will be laid to rest at Dayton Corners Cemetery-Colona. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Colona United Methodist Church. Condolences can be left at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com
She was born in Lacona, IA, on March 2, 1927, the daughter of Lester and Geneva (Riddle) Riggs. Marie graduated from Orion High School class of 1945. She then married Willis L. Heeren on December 8, 1946, in Orion, IL and became a mother and farm wife. Marie was a very active life member of Colona United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She also loved to travel, play cards, dance and various other hobbies throughout the years. Her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her greatest joy in life.
Marie is survived by her daughters; Irene (Alex) Caras of Crossville, TN, Diane (Paul) Barber of Ashland, NE, grandchildren; Kayla (Rob) Prescott, Troy (Aileen) Caras, Josh (Megan) Barber, and Brianna (Tyler) Radke, nine great grandchildren and one brother, John Riggs of Geneseo, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and three siblings.