Gertrude Mae, nee Stacks, Hein; 82 of New Athens, IL; born June 12, 1930 in Carbondale, IL; passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.
Mrs. Hein was a clerk at Kaiser Electric and later Kinzinger Appliance for many years. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. She was an avid quilter and belong to the St. John UCC quilting club. She is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Ruth, nee Crain, Stacks. 2 brothers – Jack (Louise) Stacks; Bill Stacks. 1 sister – Martha Angus.
She is survived by her husband Robert Hein whom she married on April 15, 1950 in Carbondale, IL. 2 sons – Dale (Ann) Hein of Belleville, IL; Darrell (Marian) Hein of New Athens, IL. 5 grandchildren – Shawna (DJ) Loberg; Jeremy (Jessica) Hein; Amber Hein (fiancé – Joe Walsh); Jennifer (Lance) Schneider; John (Christine) Hein. 10 great grandchildren – Macy, Hadley and Sophia Schneider; Isaiah, William and Samuel Hein; Hunter and Joseph Walsh; Coryn and Brooke Hazelwood. 1 sister – Barbara (Jack) Robinson. 1 sister-in-law – Virginia Stacks. Nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the St. John UCC quilting club or the donor’s choice.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:00am with Rev. Nancy Shubert officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Aunt Gertie was the best. We enjoyed many laughs. We had a wonderful trip to New York City; Gertie, Mom and me – I will always remember all the fun we had…and her pecan pies. I love her and will miss her.
Posted by: Karen Blum – Manassas, VA – niece Jun 29, 2012
My memories are too many to name, just my friend and neighbor for so long, and all we shared. Some good times, some not so good and everything in between. If only I could have kept up with her thoughtful ways, but who could. Thanks for being my friend just down the alley.
Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL – friend and neighbor Jun 30, 2012