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Marion Cemetery
Friday May 17th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Mass

Holy Family Parish, St. Mark's Catholic Church
Saturday May 18th, 2019

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Charles A. Heerey

Charles Anthony Heerey was born August 20, 1932, in Hillsboro, Kansas, the son of Charles J. and Mary S. (Bruemmer) Heerey. He grew up on a farm near Aulne and attended grade school in a one-room rural schoolhouse. After working two years on the family farm, he went to high school and graduated from Marion High School in 1951. Charles married Virginia Louise Winter the day after Christmas in 1953. A few weeks later, he left for Frankfurt Germany as a member of the US Army during the post-WWII occupation where he served in the Transportation Division.

Charles worked for the U.S. Postal Service for thirty years both in Marion and Wichita, Kansas. He also worked as an electrician in the evenings and on weekends and later as a real estate agent. Charles both wired and sold many of the homes in the local area.

Charles served on the board of Hilltop Manor for twenty-five years (including serving as board chair), was a member of the VFW and volunteered at the St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Shoppe. He and his wife enjoyed traveling including many family vacations, a 50th wedding anniversary trip with their entire family to Hawaii, the International Balloon Festival in New Mexico and a trip to Alaska. Charles was known for his orneriness, practical jokes and witty sense of humor.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Heerey, and sisters Agnes McEachern and Catherine Wedeman. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, sons Brad (Rhonda) Heerey of Wichita and Doug (Lori) Heerey of Marion and daughter Cindy (Chuck) McSwain of Wichita. Additionally, survivors include eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings include brother Ben (Colleen) Heerey of Tucson, AZ, and sisters Bridget Rowland of Wichita, Pat Pascoe of Agoura Hills, CA and Joan Bucheit of Granbury, TX. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Marion PRIDE, a memorial set up to help provide American flags and flag poles for Marion Main Street.

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My thoughts and prayers go out to the Heerey family. So sorry for your loss.

Steven F. Seiler May 21 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet man. Always friendly and kind.

Paula Edmunds May 17 2019 12:00 AM

May the memories of Mr. Heerey continue to warm his friends and family's hearts, knowing that he is safe in God's memory (John 5:28-29).


Lynn May 17 2019 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers go out to your family Cindy at this time of great loss.

Jeanette and Tom Naugle May 17 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with y'all.

Bill and Mary Massey May 17 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Mr, Heery at the St Lukes Axillary store in Marion ks. He was always such a nice man. Smile for every one.
His family was neighbors with my grandfather out in the Aulne area. My grandfather was Chris Rosenburge. Chris
Rosenburge's daughter my mom, said she could remember Mr. Heery's dad sitting on the floor at about age 70 and
putting his feet on top his head. Sorry for you're loss.

Marcie Haas May 16 2019 12:00 AM

Our prayer for Uncle Charles and peace to his family.

Anita and Don Hoss

Anita Hoss May 15 2019 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on May 15, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 15 2019 12:00 AM

A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was ordered on May 15, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 15 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Heerey Family.....

Rick and Margaret (Cox) Burcky May 14 2019 12:00 AM