Geneva I. Heeter, 91

Geneva I. Heeter, age 91, of Huntington, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.

Visitation will be from 3 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday (May 4, 2016) at Bailey-Love Mortuary, with Rev. Richard Bunnell officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in North Manchester.

Preferred memorials are to Bethel United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington,  IN 46750.

Geneva was born on Sept. 15, 1924 in Warren Township in Huntington County, the daughter of George W. and Vera Bernice (Schultz) Stetzel. She graduated from Bippus High School in 1942 and married Max L. Heeter on April 30, 1943, in Huntington County; he preceded her in death on March 27, 1984.  She was a homemaker and for over 14 years, she co-owned the Indiana Head Resort in Chetek, Wisconsin with her husband.  She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Huntington and the American Legion Auxiliary in Laketon. She was also a member of Andrews and Warren Township Home Economics.

Survivors include a son – Ron (Karla) Heeter of Maple Lake, Minn.; three daughters – Peggy (Donald Wayne) Santee of Menomonie, Wis., Kay (Duane) Beyler of Sharpsville, and Carol (Chris) Lambert of Eatonville, Wash.; long-time friend – Francis Carlson of Rochester; a sister – Wanda (Donald) Thrift of Huntington; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Larry A. Heeter, a brother, Myron Stetzel, and a sister, Reba Louise Stetzel.

Please sign the online guestbook at Those unable to attend may view the service on the Bailey-Love Mortuary channel at Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Geneva I. Heeter.


Posted on 2016 Apr 28