|Birth: ||Sep. 14, 1918|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 2002|
Jeff C Heape (1874 - 1974)
Darlie M Holliday Heape (1878 - 1934)
Dail Heape Conrad (1900 - 1984)*
Clinton C Heape (1906 - 1981)*
Eugene N Heape (1909 - 1997)*
Homer T Heape (1914 - 2009)*
Chester Marlin Heape (1918 - 2002)
MURPHYSBORO -- Chester Marlin Heape, 83, died March l, 2002, in Denver, Colo.
He was born Sept. 14, 1918, on his parents' farm near Murphysboro, to the late Charles Jefferson and Darlie Holliday Heape. He received Bachelor Degrees in Political Science (1940) and Journalism (1941) from the University of Illinois.
He graduated with honors and was a member of Sigma Delta Chi, Professional Journalism Society. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force, and General Patton's 3rd Army in Europe during World War II and after many years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, he retired as Lt. Colonel. He was a Diplomatic Courier for the U.S. Department of State before moving to Long Beach, California in 1953. After retiring from business in 1983, he moved to Denver where he lived until his death.
Chester was a man with a great sense of humor and his professional manner made him an important influence on young people and peers. Chester's greatest satisfaction was being supportive, kind and faithful to his extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father; two sisters, Dail Heape Conrad and Daisy Heape Colvin, and two brothers, Clinton and Eugene.
He is survived by one brother, Homer Heape of Murphysboro; nieces, Edra Del Colvin Brown of Sonora, Calif., Joan Heape Hart of Vergennes, and their families: nephews, Dennis Heape, of Potosi, Mo., Gary Heape, of Arlington, Texas, Ron Heape, of Kansas City, Mo., and their families.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his name to The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of Jackson County, 1520 Taylor Dr., Carbondale, IL.
Cremation graveside services will be held at Parrish Cemetery in Vergennes on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Earl Renshaw will officiate.
Source: Southern Illinoisan, April 3, 2002
Created by: Sandra LaBriere
Record added: Apr 21, 2010
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