Mrs. Heitkamp was also active at the Faith United Methodist Church. She attended Sunday evening services and Monday prayer meetings. She was a volunteer for the Faith United Church after school program.
She and her husband were coordinators of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference District Response team. She was also a member of the District Volunteers in Mission Team. She was previously a member of the Bell Choir.
Mrs. Heitkamp was a charter member of the Harmony Roses Chorus that was an official chapter of the Sweet Adeline’s International. She began attending the Beulah Holiness Camp in the late 1960’s. The camp meeting was an important part of her faith journey.
She was employed by the State of Illinois Department of Security as an Employment/Unemployment Representative for 23 years years until her retirement on Dec. 31, 1999.
Celebration of life services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Centralia with the Rev. Rusty Beals and the Rev. Mark Doane officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park near Centralia.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia and from 10 a.m. until the times of services on Thursday at the church.
Memorials can be made in Mrs. Heitkamp’s honor to the First United Methodist Church, Faith United Methodist Church or the Beulah Holiness Camp’s Dorm Renovation Project and will be received by the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home where you may call 532-7321 or visit www.moranfuneralhome.net.