Leona Heitzig

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JERSEYVILLE- Frances Leona Heitzig, 83, died at 3:40 p.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, in the emergency room at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville.

She was born in Alton on Nov. 27, 1930, the only child born to the late Lloyd and Frances (Dower) Collenberger.

In her younger years, Leona was a supervisor at the Jerseyville Telephone Company, but after her marriage and the birth of her four sons, she devoted herself to raising her family.

She married Joseph Edwin Heitzig on Feb. 28, 1948, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and the two shared 55 years together before his death on Oct. 25, 2003.

Surviving are her four sons and daughters-in-law, William and Elizabeth Heitzig of Panama City Beach, Fla., Richard and Diane Heitzig of Jerseyville, Robert and Cindy Heitzig of Greenville, and Mark and Rochelle Heitzig of Jerseyville; ten grandchildren, Cody, Dillon, Gavin, Tracy, Nicki, Bill, Shon, Beth, Bradley and Josie; six great-grandchildren, Madalyn Rose, Meredith, Mikayla, Isabella, Jacob and Mabel.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m, Tuesday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville with Father William Hembrow officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville.

Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to Masses.

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Crawford Funeral Home
1308 St. Highway 109
Jerseyville, IL 62052
(618) 498-9844
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Published in The Telegraph from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2014