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Obituary for Charles Heeringa
Charles Clifford Heeringa was born September 10, 1944, in Beech Grove, Indiana to Charles E. Heeringa and Nina Chaney Heeringa and faded into heaven on November 26, 2013.
There will be a memorial service at Little & Sons Funeral Home in Beech Grove Indiana on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3 PM with a visitation from 1-3 PM. There will also be a memorial service in Kansas City at Souder Family Funeral Home on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 3 PM with a visitation from 1-3 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to NorthCare Hopice House.
Charles is survived by his wife of 49 years, Georgene Worrell Heeringa; two daughters: Jeannie G. Hughes (husband W. Bryan Hughes) and Julie Q. Lynn (husband Chris Lynn); and two grandsons: Reed D. Hughes and Kyle G. Bye, all of Kansas City, Missouri.
Charles is also survived by his mother Nina Chaney Heeringa; three sisters: Margaret Donovan (husband David Donovan), Charlene Donovan (husband Ronald Donovan) and Deanna Angrick (husband Maurice Angrick); his aunt Eula VanHook; his uncle Ray Chaney; brothers and sisters in law: Frank and Barbara Worrell and Scott Smith; and aunt Jeannie Green all of Indiana.
Charles spent his early working years working with the Rail Road and hired on with TWA on April 16, of 1968. He retired from American Airlines in December of 2004. He was an avid softball player until the age of 55, playing several years of co-ed softball with his daughters, as well as playing on several men‘s leagues. Charles had been a member of the NHRA for the last four years.
Charles always dearly loved his families and their combined heritage, his brothers and sisters at TWA and everyone who appreciated drag racing. He loved collecting sports and airline memorabilia.
God bless him always.
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