Florence W. (West) Heaney, 88, formerly of Sturbridge, died Saturday, April 25, 2015 in the Overlook Masonic Healthcare Center in
Charlton after an illness.
Her beloved husband Gerald T. Heaney, former Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Auburn died in 2011. She leaves four children, Linnea A. Bond and her husband, Richard of Charlton, Ruth F. Schubert and her husband, Kelvin of Juneau, Alaska, Jon G. Heaney and his wife,Sally of Sturbridge and Beth R. Kearns and her husband, Douglas of Sierra Madre, California; twenty grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth West of PA, and Robert West of Falmouth and a sister, Evelyn Hansen of Falmouth. She was predeceased by a grandson; three brothers, Edward, Paul and Warren and a sister, Margaret.
Florence was born and raised in Boston, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Olga (Anderson) West. She graduated from Girl’s Latin High School and Gordon College where she met her husband, Gerald. Florence was a devoted wife, mother and friend to all. She enjoyed playing the piano for her family as well as for church services when needed. She taught Sunday School for many years and loved to knit.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held on Thursday at 10:30 AM at the Charlton Baptist Church, 50 Hammond Hill Road, Charlton followed by a reception in the church hall. Burial will be private in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn.