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Irene R. "Meyer" Heinen

Axtell, Kansas

08/01/1930 - 03/05/2020

Irene Rose Heinen, 89, of Axtell died Thursday, March 5, 2020at Life Care in Seneca with her loving family around her.

She was born August 1, 1930 at Seneca, KS the daughter of Susie (Wichman) and Frank Meyer. She attended and graduated from St. Peter & Paul Catholic School, Seneca. She married Clarence Heinen on August 1, 1949 at St. Peter & Paul in Seneca, of the marriage nine children were born. The couple celebrated 58 years of marriage before his death on February 26, 2008.

Irene enjoyed spending time with her family and grandkids and attending their sporting events. She also enjoyed gardening, camping, quilting and crafts. She volunteered to lead the rosary and stations of the cross at Life Care for 24 ½ years. Irene was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Axtell and the Auxiliary Guild.

She was preceded in death was her husband, Clarence; grandson, Dawson Heinen; a brother Frank Meyer; and a sister, Thelma Schmelzle.

Irene is survived by six sons, Darrell (Donna)Heinen, Doug (Linda) Heinen, and Derek (Rhonda) Heinen, all of Axtell, Dave (Connie) Heinen of Olathe, Dewaine (MaryAnn) Heinen of Blue Rapids and Dale (Jeannie) Heinen, McPherson; three daughters, D’Ann (Richard) Allen of Seneca, Donna (Tom) Rottinghaus of Axtell and Darlene (Jeff) Dees of McPherson; two sisters, Mary (Rene) Engelken of Kansas City and Loyola (Virgil) Engelken of Seneca; and a brother, Les Meyer of Basehor. Irene was “blessed” with 37 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, and one to arrive shortly.

A rosary will be prayed at 2 PM on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at St. Michael’s Church in Axtell and a rosary will be prayed at 7 P.M. at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1:00 PM Monday, March 9, 2020 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Axtell. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

Memorials will be designated at a later date.

Visitation

A rosary will be prayed at 2 PM on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at St. Michael’s Church in Axtell and a rosary will be prayed at 7 P.M. at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Memorials will be designated at a later date.

Funeral Mass

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1:00 PM Monday, March 9, 2020 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Axtell. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

Memorials will be designated at a later date.

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6 Comments

  1. Richard D Anderson on March 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    What a dear lady she was and had a great and talented family. Will always remember the family and am pleased that I get to see some of them when I visit Axtell on Memorial Day weekend. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are sent your way.

  2. Sandy Yarger on March 6, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss! We so enjoyed Irene when she lived at Country Place. I know mom enjoyed her friendship for years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! Kenny & Sandy Yarger

  3. Rev Robert and Rita Boyle on March 6, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    As we are out of state at present, we’ll not be there to say “Goodbye “ to this wonderful lady. Her abilities are many. Her attributes of loyalty and respect are passed to her children and grandchildren. May the Lord bless and keep you. May His face shine upon you until we meet again. Condolences to the family.

  4. Carole Hasenkamp on March 7, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Stan and I send our sympathy to all of you. I will always remember Irene coming in to visit with me at St. Michael’s School.

  5. Karen & David Brown on March 8, 2020 at 9:49 am

    We always enjoyed talking with your mom, she was such an up beat lady. Our sympathy to you all.

  6. Renee Spellmeier on April 8, 2020 at 12:32 am

    What a blessing to have had Irene in your lives for so long. She will be greatly missed, not only by her family but by all who knew her. Irene’s kindness and big smile will be forever remembered. May the years of wonderful memories of her bring you comfort and may God’s promises give you hope. (Isaiah 26:19) My condolences to all her family. (a former Kansan and visitor of Axtel)

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