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Effie M. Heim

March 23, 2014

     St. Marys-Effie M. Heim, 85, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the Community Hospital in St. Marys.

     She was born May 5, 1928 at Paxico one of seven children of Herbert J  “Pat” and Mabel D. Wilt Wrench.  She was a graduate of Paxico High School, and attended Strickler Business College.

  Effie was employed three years at the AT & SF offices in Topeka.  She later was employed twenty-four years with USD #321, twenty two of those years as secretary at St. Marys Grade School.   She and her husband Robert owned and operated Heim Retail Liquor Store in St. Marys from 1954 until 1989.  Mrs. Heim had been the St. Marys City Treasurer from 1970 until 2010.  Mrs. Heim was a member of Hoy-Heim American Legion Auxiliary and volunteered at the St. Marys Historical Society Museum.

     On August 28, 1948 she was united in marriage to Robert P. Heim.  He preceded her in death on January 23, 1990.  Effie was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters and a granddaughter, Meagan.

     Survivors are her children, Karen (Alan) Lett and Janet (David) Figge all of St. Marys and Bob (Kathy) Heim, Weston, MO; a brother, Edwin Wrench, Apalachin, NY; 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.  Mrs. Heim will lie in state after 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Piper Funeral Home where the family will receive friends after 6:00 P.M. and a rosary will be recited at 7:00.  Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson Cancer Research Center at KSU and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714  Maple  StSt. MarysKansas 66536.

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37 thoughts on “Effie M. Heim

  1. Aunt Effie was such a wonderful lady. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  2. Janet, Karen & Bob, So very sorry to read about your dear mother….She was a very sweet kindhearted lady!! You all are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time! God bless you & your families! Ruth

  3. Karen, Janet, and Bob My prayers and thoughts go out to you in the loss of your mother, she was a wonderful lady.

  4. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. She was a beautiful & caring woman.

  5. Janet, so sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences for you and your family. Richard and Barbara Karnowski

  6. Karen, Janet and Bob,
    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time in your lives. Memories of her will live on forever in all of us as she has touched many here in this town. She was and still is a very highly thought of woman. God be with all of you and know that she will live forever in our memories deep in our hearts. Prayers always

  7. Karen, Janet, Bobby, & family,
    I’m so very sorry! We heard so many stories, & memories when it came to your parents, & our mom & dad. 🙂 I know Mom treasured the lifetime friendship with Effie.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all,
    God bless, The Rogers Family

  8. Karen, Janet & Family’s
    So sorry to hear about your mom she was one cool lady,
    she will be missed, God Bless.

  9. Karen, Janet, Bob and all your families,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. She was such a nice lady. She was so nice when I would have to call the school or stop in for something. Always have good memories of her. Her and your Dad raised such a wonderful family and know your strong faith will get you through this time. Love you all.

  10. Your Mother was such a wonderful person to know and she has touched many lives. She was a lady in every sense of the word, and it was a great pleasure to know her. She was always quick to smile and help everyone she could. She will be sorely missed by many, many people. Our prayers are with all of your family during this difficult time.

  11. Janet and family, I was so very sorry to learn of your mom’s death. She was a great lady and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you…..Glenna

  12. Our thoughts and Prayers are with You All at this time. Effie was a Wonderful Person. She touched many lives. the Doty Family

  13. Dear Janet, Karen, Bob and your families. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go thru this difficult time. My God and all the prayers given to you help you through this. Just knowing your dad was waiting to greet her, should ease your pain. God Bless all of you!

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at the time of loss. She was a wonderful person. Jim and Karen Mulligan

  15. Effie was a wonderful person who was blessed with so many loving and caring family around her. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Sam & Jennifer Parrett & family

  16. Sorry to hear about Effie’s passing. So many fond memories of time spent with the Heim family during my childhood. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you.

    Dennis Biswell

  17. Effie was a wonderful woman and such a nice school secretary. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. She will never be forgotten.
    Rod & Julie Homan & family

  18. Karen – Janet – Bob: Your Mom was the nicest lady and best neighbor. A good friend to talk to. Think of her each time we look out our window over to her house. We are sorry for your loss. God comfort you, and May She Rest In Peace.

    Mark & Brenda

  19. So very hard to say goodbye but let all those beautiful family memories console you through this tough time! With prayers for you all!

  20. Dear Karen and Janet,

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know that you are grateful that your mother is in a better place.


    Amy Guerich
    granddaughter of Marj Pearl Guerich

  21. Janet & Family
    I am so sorry to here of your mother passing, please know I will be praying for you & your family

    Scott Ausherman

  22. So sorry to hear the news of Effie’s passing. Hold your memories dear to help get through this very difficult time. Our family will have your family in our prayers. The Stoddard family.

  23. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  24. It is never easy to say goodby but the memories remain with us for eternity. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends, we wish we could be there but the miles are many and the time is short.
    Your family in Alaska sends their love,

  25. So sorry to hear the sad news. Know that my thoughts are with you at this hard time. God bless you all and may he help you through this.

    Cousin Jim

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