Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2007

Alexina Heim


August 23, 2007

Funeral services for Alexina "Jessie" Heim, 87, Topeka, were Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Maple Hill Congregational Church. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Heim died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at her home.

She was born March 9, 1920, in Maple Hill, the daughter of George and Susan Montgomery Watt. She graduated from Maple Hill School in 1938 and then from Clark's School of Business in Topeka.

Mrs. Heim worked in the Unemployment Division of the Kansas Department of Human Resources for the state of Kansas for 19 years before she retired. She also worked for Hercules Powder Company at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant for many years.

She married John Bernard Heim on March 21, 1941, in St. Marys. He died May 7, 1998.

Mrs. Heim was also preceded in death by a twin daughter, Marilyn A. Landon, in September 2004; a son, David Heim, in infancy; and a brother, William "Billy" Watt, as a child.

Survivors include a son, Michael Heim, Lawrence; a twin daughter, Judith Stockman, Topeka; a sister, Dorothy Farr, Port Townsend, Wash.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many stepgreat-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Maple Hill Cemetery Association or a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW Sixth Ave., Topeka 66603.

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