Born Dec. 1, 1950, in Tell City, she was the daughter of Lloyd "Porky" and Mary (Quinlin) Knieriem. She was a graduate of Brazil High School class of 1968 and IVY Tech Nursing Program, where she received her LPN degree and worked in the Putnam County area. She married Joe Heeke on Dec. 24, 1995, and he survives.
Survivors include her husband, mother Mary Knieriem, Cloverdale, sons Ryan Mishler and wife April, Staunton, Bryan Mishler and wife Amanda, Camby, and Tommy Mishler, Terre Haute, a daughter Miranda Whitted and husband Dan, Brazil, brother Bob Knieriem, Brazil, seven grandchildren Zack Mishler, Haley Mishler, Morgan Johnson, Riley Johnson, Madison Whitted, Luke Mishler and Beau Mishler.
She was preceded in death by her father and aunt Sharon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Putnamville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory to the Susan B. Komen for the Cure 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas, 75244.
Condolences may be shared with the family c/o www.Hopkins-Rector.com.