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Marjorie Ione Heap-Devore

MINOOKA — Marjorie Ione Heap-Devore, 95, of Minooka, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Morris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She had resided at Morris Senior Living since April of this year.

Born in Channahon,  Marge was the daughter of Effie and Royal Dixon. She graduated from Joliet Township High School with the class of 1935.

Marge was employed by the high school and served there for two years before marrying Ralph Heap on May 1, 1938. They farmed in Minooka until his death in 1965.

Marge then worked for Tri-County Bank in Minooka prior to marring her second husband, Frank Devore, on Sept. 7, 1974. They lived in Tucson, Ariz., for many years.

She returned to Minooka to live with her daughter, Barbara, in 2004.

Marge was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church of Minooka.

She enjoyed visiting with friends and family, playing cards, bingo,and her memberships in the Bunco Club and the Lunch Bunch. She also enjoyed the many times at Cookie's Restaurant in Minooka with family and friends.

Survivors include her son, Bob (Tina) Heap of Newburgh, Ind.; one stepdaughter, Beverly (the late Norbert) Ambrose; her grandchildren, Jane (Ken) Kleveland of Mt. Morris, Ill., Julia (Hal) Deutsch of Plano, Texas, Carrie Heap of Jersey City, N.J., Justin (Jennifer) Heap of Des Plaines, Ill, Steve (Dina) Bryce of Minooka, Barry (Cathy) Thompson of Minooka, Kathleen Sprague-Fuller of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lee Ann Bowers of Morris and Janice (Jim) Wilda of Chicago; one sister-in-law, Mary (the late Bob) Dixon of Orland Park, Ill.; and more than 20 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; her daughter, Barbara Schuck-Thompson; her brothers, Glen, Bob and Ray; sister, Net Larson, stepdaughter, Dianne Saltzman; step-granddaughter, Kari Adkins; step-grandson, Bryan Saltzman; and step-granddaughter, Nichole Bowers.

We want to thank the staff at Morris Senior Living and Morris Healthcare and Rehabilitation for the care given to Marge over these last months. And a special thanks for the care given by Barry and Cathy Thompson, Ann Burgess and Audrey Kennedy.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at The Maple Funeral Home, 24300 S. Ford Road, Channahon. Pastor Mary Zajac will officiate.

Interment will be at Aux Sable Cemetery, Minooka.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

Pallbearers are Steve Bryce, Hal Deutsch, Justin Heap, Ken Kleveland, Kam Kleveland and Barry Thompson.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The United Methodist Church of Minooka.

The Maple Funeral Home, 24300 S. Ford Road, Channahon, is in charge of arrangements. For information, visit the website

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