Heather (Thompson) Grootens

Heather Marie (Thompson) Grootens

Heather Marie (Thompson) Grootens, 35, went to be with our Lord and Savior on June 5, 2011. She is survived by her husband and best friend, Matthew Grootens, her parents, Marvin and Tamara Thompson, sisters; Susan Procter, Lori VanHorn, Angela Potter, four nephews; Adam Procter, Joseph and Joshua VanHorn, Daniel Painter, a niece, Sonja Gormley and two great nephews; Aunt Judy Freeman & Uncle Dwight Thompson, and many friends and colleagues. Heather was passionate about her family, the environment and loved learning and classical music. She excelled at everything she set her mind to do. She was pursuing her Masters in Geospatial Sciences at MSU. She was an avid reader and loved writing, fishing, the outdoors, camping, and animals of all kinds. She will be missed by all who were privileged to know her.

Memorial Service will be at DaySpring Worship Center, 2157 N Prospect Ave. Springfield, MO 65803, Saturday, June 11, at 11:00am. An open fellowship time will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:00am.

Published in the News-Leader on June 10, 2011