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     Effie Mae Heiskell, age 80, of rural Golden City, Missouri, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 15, 2016, surrounded by her family at her home.

     Effie Mae was born June 26, 1935, in Lamar, Missouri, the youngest of the twelve children of Elvage and Effie (Glenn) Duncan.  A life-long area resident, she graduated from Golden City High School in 1954.  On May 27, 1956, at Carthage, Effie Mae married Norman Heiskell and they recently celebrated 60 years of growing together in the Lord.  In addition to being a devoted pastor’s wife, mother, and grandmother, Effie Mae was a natural, nurturing caregiver for family and friends.  Many will remember her as their Stanley Products representative and her smile of greeting at a multitude of worship gatherings through the years.  She was a woman of great faith who supported Norman and ministered to others through word and deed.  A hospitable homemaker, Effie Mae loved to bake, enjoyed growing beautiful flower gardens, cherished time spent with her family and memories made over games of Skip-Bo with her grandchildren.

     Survivors include her husband, Norman; a son, Kevin Heiskell, Jerico Springs; four daughters, Geneva Heiskell, Springfield, Cindy Smith, Neosho, Janice (Randy) Frazier, Chetopa, Kansas, and Lisa Sikes, Neosho; a daughter-in-law, Paula Heiskell, Jefferson City; three brothers, Tom Duncan, Lamar, John (Laura Mae) Duncan, Valley Center, Kansas, and Linley (Dorothy) Duncan, Springdale, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren, Dustin Heiskell, Charissa Lock, Aaron Heiskell, Zachary Smith, Gabrielle Smith, Drew Frazier, Marti Frazier, Faith Frazier, Silas Frazier, Olivia Frazier, Kyle Sikes, Victoria Sikes, and Lacy Heiskell; and five great-grandchildren, Braydon Smith, Aidan Frazier, Madalyn Frazier, Jude Frazier, and Lane Lock; as well as a multitude of extended family and friends.

     Effie Mae was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Norman L. Heiskell; a granddaughter, Hannah Frazier; son-in-law, Paul Sikes; three brothers, Howard, Loren, and Finley Duncan; and five sisters, Wilma Bruffett, Wilda Cearnal, Reda Bishop, Erba Williams, and Lorene Bennett.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 18th, at Daniel Funeral Home with Rev. Randall Frazier officiating.  Burial will be in Dudenville Cemetery, south of Golden City.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Community Bible Church, in care of the funeral home.



#6 Golden CityCandy Asbell 2016-06-18 05:50
My heart goes out to the family. You all are n my prayers.
#5 Springfield, MOAva Oleson 2016-06-17 13:25
Although I didn't know Effie too well, the times I met her, her sweet Jesus-like spirit shined through her personality, just like her daughter, Geneva who is my dear friend and co-worker. Effie must have been a lovely woman of excellence, after all, I can see what a beautiful daughter she produced in Geneva. Please know our family are praying for the Heiskell family during this difficult time.
#4 Sheldon, MoKayla 2016-06-16 13:22
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
#3 Dayton, OhioVirginia and Greg Davis 2016-06-15 17:36
We have known Sister Heiskell for many years. I remember going to their home on the weekends with Geneva and Janice while we were in Bible school. She was always so kind and she always treated me like one of her own. I am so glad that I was able to see her and talk to her before she moved on to be with the Lord, her son Norman, granddaughter Hannah, and son-in-law Paul.
This world has lost a godly woman and heaven has gained a precious soul. Sister Heiskell will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.
#2 Neosho MoDana Lytle 2016-06-15 12:41
Aunt Effie Mae will be missed. She was a giving loving person with an ability to make a person laugh. She was a great cook & had a strong faith in God. Many good memories!
#1 lamar mopeggy decker 2016-06-15 11:25
I am so sorry for your loss.

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