Theresa C. Heiman

 Theresa C.  Heiman

Theresa C. Heiman, 78, of Baileyville, KS, died Monday, December 6, 2004, at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca. She was transferred there from Life Care Center in Seneca where she had been a resident since November 2000.

She was born September 11, 1926, on a farm north of Seneca, the daughter of Henry J. and Josephine Waller Nordhus. Her mother died when she was three years old. Her sister Margaret helped care for the family. She graduated from Sts. Peter & Paul High School.

On September 11, 1947, she married Leonard H. Heiman at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Seneca. They lived and farmed east of Baileyville. He preceded her in death on May 30, 1998.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville and the Altar Society at the church. Theresa enjoyed painting scenery, poetry, needlework, and crocheting.

Survivors are three sons, Ronald of Topeka, and Howard and Brent, both of Baileyville; three daughters, Janet Koelzer of Seneca, Karen Scott of Topeka, and Linda Summers of Lincoln, NE; two brothers, Sylvester “Pat” Nordhus and John Nordhus, both of Seneca; three sisters, Margaret Stallbaumer and Mary Macke, both of Seneca, and Rita Keith of Shawnee Mission;15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, twin girls.

Besides her husband, and her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Celestine who died at birth, May 14, 1930.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 AM Thursday at Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rosaries will be prayed at 2 & 7 PM Wednesday at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Memorials may be given for Sacred Heart Cemetery, and sent in care of the family.