Carol Susan Heintz, 73, Wentzville, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at Sunset Health Center, Union.
She was born July 22, 1939, in Portland, Ore., the daughter of the late Ralph Books and wife Georgia.
Carol was a homemaker.
Prior to the onset of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases in 2004, she was active in the family business as well as volunteer work. Carol enjoyed traveling and was an animal lover.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Heintz, Wentzville; one son, Brent Heintz, O'Fallon; one daughter, Debra Furtado, Wentzville; four brothers, Bill Books, Ted Books, Fred Books, all of Fresno, Calif., and Mike Books, Fairfield, Calif.; two grandsons, Travis and Justin Heintz; other relatives and many friends.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Georgia Books.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer's or Parkinson's foundations, in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385 are preferred.
The family is being served by Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville.