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      Catherine Lillian Heim, age 97, of Lamar, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012 at Truman Healthcare Center where she had been a resident since 2006.

     Catherine was born September 3, 1914, at Monett, Missouri, to Mark and Georgie (McQuary) Tiernan.   She graduated from Monett High School with the class of 1932.   On September 9, 1937, at Tulsa, Oklahoma, Catherine married Norbert Heim and they made their home in Lamar.  Norbert and Catherine owned and operated the Heim Chick Hatchery on the east side of the Lamar square and the Corner Gift Shop on the west side of the Lamar square for many years.  Catherine was an devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where she served as organist and Sunday school teacher and  was active in the Altar Society as long as her health permitted.  She was also a member of Lamar Country Club; Sew and Sew Club; Wednesday Reading Club; and Bridge Club.

     Catherine and Norbert had celebrated nearly 50 years together before his death July 15, 1987.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Keith and Tom Tiernan; and her daughter, Mary Ann (Heim) Weaver.

     Survivors include a sister-in-law, Aline (Heim) Weber, Louisville, Kentucky; numerous nephews and nieces; and a large extended family.

     A rosary service and visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary's Catholic Church Building Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

     Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net

 

Comments  

#8 Forsyth, MissouriTheresa \Jo\ Faubion 2012-04-13 11:54
I was one of the LUCKY ones who got to spend LOTS of time at the Heim house, they just lived a block away and Mary Ann and I were GOOD friends. Catherine was always so hospitable and such a graces host. The last time I visited with her we talked about "OLD" times and pictures she had of us girls. Karen Mallory was another one who enjoyed visiting with her but Karen has passed away too. Catherine LOVED the Lord and her Church. We will MISS you Catherine but say HI to Mary Ann from me.
#7 LamarJill 2012-04-11 22:29
Grace, what a great memory !
Thanks Paul. I told your mom that you were the first poster and she told everyone else that :-)
Thanks, Michelle
Pat,I am not so sure that was one of Catherine's favorite jobs ;-)
Thanks, High Heels . That was one of our favorite "I remember " stories.
#6 Lamar, MOPat Grissom 2012-04-11 07:35
She was a such a lady. I remember when I was little she would color little chicks at Easter time. It was so exciting to go in Heim's Hatchery and see the little colored chicks. I visited with her at the nursing home and she told me how she did it.....it was a big job to do that. She also talked about living above the Hatchery when she and Norbert were first married. Such an interesting lady. Love to visit with her. May you rest in peace Catherine.
#5 DenmarkGrace Heim 2012-04-09 15:07
My Aunt Catherine - and Uncle Norbert
...as experienced by the youngest of six...

Aunt Catherine and Uncle Norbert were different from us.

When I was growing up they would come out to the house for dinner sometimes and I can remember EVERY time they came with a BRAND NEW box of chocolates -- you know, the kind with no pieces missing. WOW did they know how to live or what?? They had so much chocolate they could give it away. I pictured closets full of chocolate... And you know what else? They even let us take first pick.

How fitting she would pass away here in chocolate season, the end of lent and beginning of chocolate egg fest. Aunt Catherine I hope you find rooms filled with chocolate in heaven.
#4 Lockwood, MOLori \Heels\ Smith 2012-04-09 10:33
So sorry to hear of Catherine's passing. I know she had been preparing and was ready to leave this earth. I will remember her always. It was an honor to have known her and worked for her.
#3 Fynshav, DenmarkGrace Heim 2012-04-09 10:02
My Aunt Catherine - and Uncle Norbert
...as experienced by the youngest of six...

When I was growing up they would come out to the house for dinner sometimes and I can remember EVERY time they came with a BRAND NEW box of chocolates -- you know, the kind with no pieces missing. WOW did they know how to live or what?? They had so much chocolate they could give it away. I pictured closets full of chocolate... And you know what else? They even let us take first pick.

How fitting she would pass away here in chocolate season, the end of lent and beginning of chocolate egg fest. Aunt Catherine I hope you find rooms filled with chocolate in heaven.
#2 Mission, KSMichelle Patton Magee 2012-04-07 20:41
Will keep you in my prayers.
#1 Austin, TXPaul Williamson 2012-04-07 17:36
It was a pleasure and an honor to know Catherine, she was such a beautiful and gracious lady.

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