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Dorothy J. Heise

Funeral service for Dorothy J. Daume Heise of Oak Ridge, will be held Friday, July 2, 2021, at 2 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Dr. Rodney Pensel will officiate. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Fruitland. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m.

Dorothy, 97, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Sept. 23, 1923 in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of John W. and Meta Engelmann Daume. She and Lawrence Calvin Heise were married on Feb. 7, 1942, at Trinity Lu-theran Church in Egypt Mills. They were married 70 years when Lawrence passed away on March 6, 2012.

Dorothy was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Fruitland. She loved to sing in the church choir along with doing special music performances. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Dorothy was a 1942 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She served many years as a 4-H leader. She was a member of Oak Ridge Community Homemakers Club. She enjoyed working many years as an election official at the polls. Dorothy enjoyed helping on the family farm working with the cows and in her garden.

Loving survivors include two daughters, Jeannie Dianne (Ron) Lohmann of Perryville, and Margaret Ann Heise (Craig Vitters) of Los Angeles, CA, and one son, Jon Calvin (Scarlett) Heise of Baxter, TN, five grandchildren, Dennis and Larry Hennecke, Joshua Heise, Jennifer and Josephine Lohmann and three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Connor and Grace Heise. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a daughter, Marietta Jo Bochantin, and four siblings, Louise (Lloyd) Schoenebeck, Martha (Elmer) Kamp, John J. (Delores) Daume and Mary Meta Daume.

The family suggests that contributions be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, St. John’s United Church of Christ Cemetery in Fruitland or Crown Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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