Mrs. Darlene J. Heuer, 77, of Danville died at 3:05 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2012, at OSF St. Mary's Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
Born August 17, 1934, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Wesley Raymond and Ruby Lenora Huppenberger Coppock. On January 16, 1953 she married Wayne W. "Sonny" Heuer in West Burlington. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1995.
Darlene worked for Neisner's Dime Store, Montgomery Ward, Northwestern Bell, and was the longest working service employee of Burlington Medical Center for a total of 48 years. Following her retirement, she volunteered at Great River Medical Center until having a heart attack. She was a member of the Pythians, the Eagles, Ladies of the Moose, and West Burlington Fire Auxiliary.
Darlene enjoyed shopping, bowling, bridge and camping. She and her husband enjoyed dancing at Circle B Square Dance Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Heuer-Stewart of Danville, and Diana (Denny) Thye of Galesburg, Illinois; three grandchildren, Ryan (Michelle) McVey of Burlington, Jacob McVey of New London, and Deidra Stewart of Iowa City; two great grandchildren, Abby and Blain McVey of St. Louis, Missouri; five step grandchildren, Phillip (Miekka) Thye and Matt Thye both of Texas, Kellie (Curt) West of Burlington, Adam (Amanda) Stewart of Texas and Kim (David) Prickett of West Burlington; and nine step great grandchildren, Leah, Carson, and Luke Thye all of Texas, Kiley West of Burlington, Joy Stewart and Terry Stewart both of Texas and Kelsey Prickett, Trevor Prickett and Kennedy Prickett all of West Burlington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one sister, Doris M. Young.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 25th, from noon until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 until 8 p.m.
The funeral service for Mrs. Heuer will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 26th, in Lunning Chapel with the Rev. David Mixon officiating. Interment will be in Long Creek Cemetery, rural Danville.
Memorials have been established for Danville Fire and Rescue, Galesburg Ambulance Service, and Abingdon Fire and Rescue, Abingdon, Illinois.
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Diana, thanks for letting me know of Darlene's passing. She was a good friend for many years. I enjoyed working with her at BMC where I had my first job. She thought I needed a mother away from home. I remember making a... more
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother.We enjoyed her and your dad as they camped in Oquawka.Your aunt was so funny and I liked her also. I will miss your mom's laughter,she ws so funny.Iworked with her at BMC. Glen... more
In her teens, Darlene always had time for the kids across the alley. I'll always remember her smile, the long chats with her and her sister on her mother's front porch swing, on long ago summer evenings. Riding along wi... more
Debbie and Diane, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She was a gem. Working with her at BMC was so much fun. She always made me laugh. Most sincerely with love, Ginny Butcher
Debbie and Diane and Families. I will always remember Darlene's, Irma Nixon's and my trip to Alaska. We had so much fun together. Also, I remember the nice camping trip to Branson in the summer of 1995 that Sonny and ... more
SO SAD TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF DARLENE,MAY HERE FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN THE FACT THAT DARLENE WAS ONE SPECIAL LADY. LAIMA AND I WILL MISS HER AND SHE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR THOUGHTS.