Mildred Jean Heitz, 86, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, at Greenwood Village South Pavilion.
Mildred was born May 13, 1925, in Kokomo, to the late Fred and Cynthia (Pell) Hood.
Mildred is a 1943 graduate of Van Buren High School, Carbon.
She married Harold A. Heitz, the love of her life, Sept. 20, 1944.
Mildred was the oldest of 10 children. Mildred was a tremendously loving wife, mother and friend to all who knew her and will be sadly missed. She was also known as one who cared deeply for her fellow residents at The Village. Mildred loved to sew, cook and tend to inside and outside plants. She was active in Bible study and was an Elder at Greenwood Presbyterian Church.
Mildred is survived by her five loving children Rex Heitz (Sharon), Mark Heitz (Dawn), Victor Heitz, Sandra Gunter (Chet), and Deborah Ohnsorg (Bill), brothers Kenny, Tom, Bob and Dick Hood, sisters Delores Mercer and Becky Crowe, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold of 66 years, brother Don Hood, and sister Norma Fay.
Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, from 9-10:30 a.m., at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, with the funeral service immediately following.
Burial will take place in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greenwood Presbyterian Church and/or the Alzheimer's Association.
If you would like to sign the online guest book and/or send condolences to the family, you may do so by visiting www.forestlawncemetery-fh.com.