McLeansboro Times-Leader


May 5, 2010

Charlotte Heitz

McLEANSBORO — Charlotte Heitz, 66, McLeansboro, passed away 8:38 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon.            

Mrs. Heitz was a school bus driver employed by Valley View School District of Romeoville.    

She was born July 14, 1943, at Casey, a daughter of Charles E. and Katherine  (Lorigan) Gilbert.

Charlotte married William “Bill” Heitz on July 22, 1963, in Joliet. Her funeral was April 22 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro. The Rev. Scott Webb officiated.

The body was cremated as per Mrs. Heitz’s request.                            

In addition to her husband, survivors include one son, William Heitz Jr. and wife Debbie of Wilmington; one daughter, Kim McWhorter and husband Larry of Mayfield, Ky.; three sisters, Carol Gilbert of Joliet, Pamela West and husband Michael of Joliet and Kathy Cook and husband Stephen of Channahan; two brothers, Char-les Gilbert and wife Rose of Joliet and James Foster of Joliet; six grandchildren, David Smush and wife Courtney, William Heitz, Jason Tyler, Zakary Slagle and Delaney Heitz; and four great-grandchildren, Jaelyn Slagle, Landon Schloeser, Megan Smush and Samantha Randall.                   

Mrs. Heitz attended New Beginning Church, McLeansboro. She was a member of ASCME of Illinois.

She loved to camp, fish and dance.            

She was preceded in death by her father and her parents who raised her, Katherine and James Foster

Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, was in charge of arrangements.

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