MARION HEIGHTS — Willie Mae Heiser, 86, of 124 W. North St., passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township. She was born in Huffsmith, Texas, July 17, 1930, a daughter of the late Floyd and Willie Maple (Bentley) Young. She was a 1949 graduate of Tom Ball High School in Tom Ball, Texas. On Sept. 11, 1952, in Hearne, Texas, she married the late Fred D. Heiser, who preceded her in death Oct. 28, 2001. She has been a resident of Marion Heights for the past 65 years, having worked in the local garment factories as a sewing machine operator. In the summer, she worked at Knoebel's Grove. She was a former member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and a member of the Church of the Holy Angels, as well as a member of the ILGWU. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Webster and her husband, George, of Lantana, Florida; a son, George Heiser, of Marion Heights; two grandchildren, Katie and Laura Webster; four brothers, Wade, John and Leroy Young, all of Texas, and Bill Young, of California; two sisters, Ruby Lee Koenig and Clara Dean, both of Texas; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ginnie Johnson; and a grandson, Danny Webster. HEISER — Willie Mae Heiser, 86 of 124 W. North St., Marion Heights. Relatives, friends and neighbors are invited to attend a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of the Holy Angels, 855 Scott St., Kulpmont, with the Rev. Andrew Stahmer as celebrant. Burial will be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Marion Heights. At the request of the deceased, there will not be a viewing. C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 1053 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, C.J. Lucas, supervisor, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Church of the Holy Angels, 855 Scott St., Kulpmont 17834. To send condolences to the family, go to www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com .
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