Heger-4305702

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Heger-4305702


Myra Louise Heger Myra Louise Heger (nee Kingston), 85, passed away at her home in St. Charles, in the company of her loving daughters on June 19, 2012. Born in Big Bend, Wis., the first child and only daughter of Delbert and Marjory Kingston, Myra grew up on a pure-bred Guernsey farm. Her three daughters survive her: Janet H. Larson (Randy Larson) of Merrimac, Mass., Jean E. Heger (Thomas Gibson) of Lafayette, Colo., and Karen L. Heger (Jordan Siegel) of Bolingbrook, Ill. She was predeceased in 2001 by her brother, Dean D. Kingston; She is also survived by her brothers, Kenneth G. Kingston (Patricia) of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Thomas S. Kingston (Susan) of Arlington, Mass. Additional survivors include 20 nieces and nephews and their families. In her childhood, Myra was a 4-H Club member who showed prize-winning cattle. After her parents moved to Illinois, Myra graduated from Libertyville High School and attended Milwaukee-Downer College before completing her baccalaureate with high honors at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. A member of the Phi Beta Pi sorority, she majored in English and History and worked as a secretary for the Bucyrus Erie Company of Milwaukee, then as a records assistant for the Curtiss Candy Company Farms in Cary, Ill. On Sept. 20, 1952, she married Dr. Joseph W. Heger who was a staff veterinarian for the Curtiss Company Farms. After serving as a civil clerk for the U.S. Army at then Camp Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo., where her husband completed military service as a captain in the Army Veterinarian Corps, Myra returned to Illinois where she and her husband established a very successful small animal veterinary practice in Geneva which they subsequently expanded and moved to St. Charles. Myra managed the accounts and was principal medical assistant for her husband until his death in 1977. In following years, Myra became an active member of the Homemakers of Illinois, serving a term as its president. …

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