Alice L. Heidenescher
Alice L. Heidenescher

Jan. 13, 1922-Sept. 4, 2019

DELPHOS – Alice L. Heidenescher, 97, of Delphos passed away Wednesday afternoon at The Meadows of Delphos surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Delphos to Harry Harrison and Josephine (Altenburger) Moorman, who preceded her in death. On May 4, 1946, she married the love of her life, Richard A. Heidenescher, who preceded her in death May 19, 2002. They had been married 56 years.

Survivors include her children, Sue Ann Toll of Baltimore, Maryland, and Rick (Karen) Heidenescher of St. Charles, Illinois; grandchildren, Jennifer (Dr. Mark Hoofnagle) Toll, Dr. Laura (Anthony) Marchiano, Ryan (Sarah) Heidenescher , and Sara (Sean) Craig; five great-grandchildren, Luke, Ben and Nathan Heidenescher, and Kacey Craig, and one great-grandson on the way; a sister, Nita Falke of Delphos; and a sister-in-law, Rosie Murray of Delphos.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Richard (Angela) and Melvin (Opal) Moorman; and a sister, Mildred (Arthur) Ostendorf.

Alice was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Catholic Ladies of Columbia Council 40, and the Catholic Daughters of America. She also held membership with the Eagles Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Delphos Senior Citizens, the Red Hat Society, Westinghouse Golden Age Club, and Delphos Church Women United. She volunteered for the Delphos Blood Bank for 20 years and also volunteered many hours at the Delphos Thrift Shop, including calling for workers.

She was an insurance agent for Odenweller Wulfhorst & Van Pelt Insurance for 20 years.

Alice loved people, dancing, camping, cards, reading, and plays. She especially loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Kent Kaufman, officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday with a CL of C service at 7 p.m., followed by a Parish Wake Service at Weber Funeral Home, Delphos. Visitation will also be for one hour before the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to St. John’s Parish Foundation.

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