Kathleen Heller

Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Heller (Plate)

Wednesday, September 3rd, 1941 - Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Kathleen (Kathy) Marie Heller was called to be home with God on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton, Missouri.

Kathy was born September 03, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Arthur and Lydia Plate of Oconomowoc, WI.
Kathy learned quickly too make new friends and have many life experiences as she In the Heller family lived in various communities in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

While Kathy had many work experiences, one always close to her heart was working with the developmentally disabled consumers at Wider opportunities in Lewis County and the Chariton Valley Association in Kirksville. Kathy was a longtime advisor for the Kirksville Chapter of People First of Missouri, the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Faith Lutheran Church of Kirksville Missouri.

Kathy loved her family, especially the holidays and spending them together with family in Wisconsin. She had a sense of adventure and enjoyed nature by camping boating or just enjoying the lakes. Kathy was devoted and faithful to precious cats and dog.

Kathy is survived by her husband sixty plus years, Ron Heller of Green City, Missouri; one daughter, Dawn Neil and husband Jeff of Canton, Missouri; sons, Donald Heller and wife Cheri of Mexico, Missouri; Duane Heller and wife Britainy of Green City, Missouri, Daryl Heller and wife Julie of Travelers Rest , South Carolina; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother, Roger Plate of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; one sister, Karen Bresnehan and husband Dennis of Dousman, Wisconsin and brother, Jack Plate of Racine, Wisconsin along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Kathy’s wishes were for cremation with A Simplified Funeral Solution in Green Castle, Missouri.

A Memorial Service in her honor will be held Saturday August 22, 2020 at Faith Lutheran Church in Kirksville at 11:00am a visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 10:00am.

Memorials are suggested to The Alzheimer’s Association or The Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton, Missouri.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Faith Luthern Church
    1820 S.Baltimore
    Kirksville, Missouri 63501
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Faith Lutheran Church
    1820 S.Baltimore
    Kirksville, Missouri 63501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    David Lukefahr


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Darlene Malkow

Posted at 10:38am
My sympathy to Ron & the family. Kathy & I became friends when they moved to Oconomowoc WI. I think we were in 4th grade. We lived very close to each other. We grew up together on (in) Lac A Belle, best friends! Our birthdays were only three days apart. After she & Ron moved, whenever they came home for a visit, we would get together for lunch. I’ve missed seeing her the last couple years. Rest In Peace Kathy.

Lindsay (Plate) and Jonathan Salama

Posted at 08:47am
I am thinking about you and sending love to the whole family. Aunt Kathy had one of the kindest hearts and most caring Aunt. I will miss you dearly.
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Sandy Gomel

Posted at 12:55pm
I met Kathy late in her life and I am secure in the knowledge that her love for her dogs and walks among the flowers brought her peace and the happiness she needed. Rest in peace Kathy

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