William Albert "Bill" Heyde III

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Heyde, William Bill Albert, III 78 of Cape Girardeau, formerly St. Louis, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Mr. Heyde began his teaching career at Ladue High School where he taught English language and literature for 35 years, serving as Chairman of the English Department for 30 years. Upon retirement from Horton Watkins, he taught English at the Louis and Sarah Block Yeshiva High School for 18 years where he was inducted into the Teacher Hall of Fame in 2008. He loved students of all abilities, designing courses for basic skills as well as talented and gifted. In 2014, the Ladue Education Foundation recognized Bill for his leadership in developing the debate program and his role in preparing students for the future. Baptized and raised in New McKendree United Methodist Church, he was active in the Wesley Foundation at Mizzou, and Webster Hills United Methodist Church, where he served many roles. Loving survivors include his sister Adelaide Parsons (Robert) of Cape Girardeau, MO, his sister-in-law Gene Heyde, a nephew Timothy (Stacy) Heyde, a niece Lisa (Curt) Vogel, a great niece and nephew, and his close friend Henry Kauffman and children Melissa and Chandra. Services: Funeral at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, Monday, October 31st, 10:00 am. Interment private at Cape County Memorial Park, Cape Girardeau. In lieu of flowers, family asks that a donation be made to the Missouri Scholars Academy, 317 Lowry Hall MU, Columbia, MO 65211 or Ladue Education Foundation. Visitation Sunday 2-6:00 pm. www.boppchapel.com


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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Oct. 28, 2016
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