Helen Bernice Heath, 82, of Friedheim, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Estates of Perryville in Perryville, Missouri.

She was born September 7, 1934 in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Fred and Edith Rigger Brunke.  She and Robert E. “Bob” Heath were married February 3, 1955 at Larson Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas.  He passed away November 1, 2012.

Loving survivors include four daughters, Laura Vernon of Friedheim, Mona Zuniga of California, Carla Buchheit of Appleton, and Shawn Lemonds of Friedheim; eight grandchildren, William Blyzes, Christopher Buchheit, Jenny Bey, James Lemonds, Ashley Lemonds, Michele Sevilla, Melanie Sevilla, and Mandy Sevilla; and eleven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers.

In keeping with Helen’s wishes, she will be cremated.

The family suggests that contributions be made to Trinity Lutheran Church at Friedheim.

McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.

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