Joyce Ann Heinecke
Joyce Ann Heinecke
75, passed away Wednesday, January 28th, in Texas. She was born July 9, 1939 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Milton Gary and Eugenia Sophia (Arnold) Hoffman. Growing up in Quincy, Joyce attended St. Francis Grade School and graduated from Notre Dame High School. On December 5, 1970, she was married to William Alois Heincke. Joyce had been employed by Deter’s Dairy and the Electric Wheel Company in Quincy. In 1975, the couple moved to Abilene, Kansas. Her legacy lives on through the many organizations she felt blessed to be a part of. Joyce was a life-long artist enjoying calligraphy, painting, sketching and especially poetry. She brightened the lives of those around her with these gifts. Her inspiration originated from her early morning quiet time outside. Joyce’s biggest joy was centered around family get-togethers with games and laughter. She was a member of the Abilene Trinity Lutheran Church, EEU Modern Millies, Christian Women’s Club and Beta Sigma Phi. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Roger Kent Heinecke and William Robert “Billy” Heinecke.
Survived by: Husband William Alois Heinecke Abilene, KS
Daughter Jill (Dave) Scruby Norton Topeka, KS
3 Sons Mark (Cindy) Heinecke Abilene, KS
Philip (Charlene) Heinecke Brooksville, FL
Jim (Kelly) Scruby Plano, TX
2 Sisters June Winking Quincy, IL
Jean Goodwin Quincy, IL 4 Brothers Fr. James Hoffman OFM Chicago, IL
Robert “Butch” Hoffman Chicago, IL
Ed Hoffman Evansville, IN
Dan Hoffman Quincy, IL
And blessed by many grandchildren and great-grandchildran
The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, February 14th, at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Cynthia Schnaath officiating, inurnment of the ashes will follow in the Abilene Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 to 6:30 PM Friday, February 13th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials in her name be made to the Roger K. Heinecke Memorial Scholarship or the Abilene Area Food and Clothing Center. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.