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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Elizabeth M. "Toots" Heeke-Beller, 92

  • SPEARVILLE - Elizabeth M. "Toots" Heeke-Beller, 92, died Aug. 25, 2013, at Manor of the Plains, Dodge City, Kan. She was born Aug. 14, 1921, in rural Ford County to Fred and Katherine (Tecklenburg) Temaat.
    She was a lifetime Ford County resident. She was a retired cook for the Windthorst schools. She belonged to St. John the Baptist Church and Daughters of Isabella both of Spearville.
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  • SPEARVILLE - Elizabeth M. "Toots" Heeke-Beller, 92, died Aug. 25, 2013, at Manor of the Plains, Dodge City, Kan. She was born Aug. 14, 1921, in rural Ford County to Fred and Katherine (Tecklenburg) Temaat.
    She was a lifetime Ford County resident. She was a retired cook for the Windthorst schools. She belonged to St. John the Baptist Church and Daughters of Isabella both of Spearville.
    On May 9, 1944, she married Cletus Heeke at Windthorst. He died Oct. 30, 1979. She then married Albert Beller June 3, 1988, at Spearville, Kan. He died in May 1995. Survivors include three sons, Kevin Heeke and wife Pat, Jim Heeke and wife Donita, Rick Heeke and wife Jill all of Spearville; seven daughters, Kay Wondra and husband Jerry of Great Bend, Cleta Stotler and husband Ron of Stilwell, Peggy Ensey and husband Al of Oklahoma City, Diana Pixley and husband Bill of Jonesboro, Ark., Dorothy Leoffler and  husband Joe, Stratton, Colo.,Judy Woods and husband Rick and Joan Cooper and husband Barton all of Cimarron; 48 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Heeke; three brothers; and seven sisters.
    Funeral Mass will be held today, Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Officiating will be Fr. Rene Labrador and Deacon Dwain Lampe. Burial will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Windthorst. Memorials are suggested to either the Hospice of the Prairie, Windthorst Heritage Foundation or the Parkview Apartments, in care of Minnis Mortuary, PO Box 516, Bucklin, KS 67834.
           
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