Ruth Eloise Heidbreder

Born: Wed., Dec. 18, 1918
Died: Fri., Jun. 17, 2016


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Jun. 22, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Jun. 22, 2016
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Eloise Heidbreder, 97, of Decatur, IL formerly of Quincy died at 6:20 p.m. Friday (June 17, 2016) in Decatur.

   Born December 18, 1918 near Mendon, Eloise was the daughter of Earl and Grace Hawe McClelland.  She married Marvin Heidbreder on June 28, 1941 in Palmyra, MO.  He preceded her in death on August 2, 1974.

   Eloise was a longtime member of Luther Memorial Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Wicks.  She was also a Cub Scout Den Mother.  Eloise enjoyed dancing, going to the boat, having a good time with friends and family and especially loved spending time with her granddaughter Erica and her great granddaughter Ada.

   Eloise was employed as a waitress in various Quincy restaurants and the Quincy Airport Restaurant. She later worked at the Blessing Hospital Cafeteria for several years until her retirement in 1997.

   Survivors include her son Mark Heidbreder (Carol) of Decatur, IL; one granddaughter Erica Harris (Jason) of Quincy and two great grandchildren Ada Harris and Zachary Harris.  Also surviving is a brother Bill McClelland (Marge) of Sheboygan, WI; three sisters June Harmon of Quincy, Betty Little of St. Louis and Kathryn Mankin of Allegan, MI and a brother-in-law Jack Ventsias of Oswego, IL and several loving nieces and nephews.

   Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters Blanche Ventsias and Dorothy Holzschuh; three brothers in-law Harry Little, Bud Mankin and Rocky Holzschuh and a very special friend William "Bill" Paul.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning 10:30 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Metz officiating.  Burial will be Mendon Cemetery.

  Visitation will be held Wednesday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Luther Memorial Church or to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Paul and Cathy Marx
   Posted Sun June 19, 2016
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you, and hold you up as you go through this time. I know Eloise is in a beautiful place, probably dancing, and chatting with her all her friends!
Love you all,
Cathy and Paul Marx

Brenda (Pracht) Obert
   Posted Mon June 20, 2016
Always a lovely lady, Eloise will be missed by many. Prayers for your family

Ronald Jeannie Dyana and Danielle Gray
   Posted Mon June 20, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers with you daily. Lean on us your family and friends to help comfort you at this difficult time.

The Gray Family

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