Leah F. (Banning) Heck

Born: Fri., Apr. 22, 1921
Died: Tue., Sep. 26, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Location: Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 21, 2017
Location: Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

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Leah F. Heck, 96, of Oblong, IL passed away on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, IL. She was born in Oblong, IL on April 22, 1921 to Milo and Rachel (Miller) Banning.  On June 17, 1937 she married Ray Bruce Heck who preceded her in death on June 10, 2005.

During her later working years, she worked at TRW Electronics factory in Oblong for 5 years and was a lifelong homemaker.  She was a member of the Oblong Cornerstone Wesleyan Church and was very active in her church until her health would not allow, she never judged people by what was going on and she took care of and raised four disabled children.  She enjoyed growing older style roses in lattice work and all her cats.  She loved her family and practiced that love daily.

Survivors include three grandchildren Lisa Wilson, Oblong, IL, Kathy Wilson, Oblong, IL and Anita and Tim Benoit, Midlothian, TX; five great grandchildren Christopher “Chris” Wilson, James Wilson and Cody Wilson all of Oblong, IL, Nicole Ashley Benoit and Jessica Sue Benoit of Midlothian, TX; a brother Kenneth Banning, Robinson, IL and a sister Mary Ruth Banning Athens, IL along with several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Ray Bruce Heck; three daughters Barbara Heck, Sue Wilson and Beverly F. Heck and a son David R. “Jake” Heck.

A Celebration of Leah’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Oblong Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Cornerstone Wesleyan Church with envelopes available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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