Elnore Margaret Heckathorne, 98, of Webster City, passed away May 5, 2020, at Van Diest Medical Center, Webster City, Iowa. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Foster Funeral and Cremation Center is entrusted with the services.
Elnore was born June 17, 1921, in Cuming County, Nebraska, to Albert John and Catherine Helene (Vosteen) Roenfeldt. She married Charles Heckathorne on Jan. 6, 1948, at the home of Floyd and Eleanor Heckathorn near Wausa, Neb. Charles and Elnore farmed in several communities in Iowa and Nebraska. Elnore always had a large garden, was a good cook, and a fine seamstress. After she and Charles moved to Webster City, she worked as a secretary. Elnore was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williams at the time of her death.
Elnore is survived by her four children: Beth (Bruce) Drewelow of Evansdale, Loren of Nevada, Iowa, Carroll of Webster City, and Virginia (Robert) Finney of Pataskala, Ohio; three grandchildren: Douglas Finney of Lawrence, Kansas, Monica Finney (Edwin Harte) of San Jose, California, and Matthew Drewelow of Evansdale, Iowa; and two great-grandchildren: Nathaniel Finney, Pittsburg, Kansas, and Andrew Studyvin, San Jose, Cal.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, brothers and sister-in-law; Harold Ernest and John Albert (Lois) Roenfeldt, and a sister, Gertrude Mary (in infancy).
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 200 Beech St., Williams, IA 50271 or Doctors without Borders (donate.doctorswithoutborders.org) in Elnore’s memory.