Mildred Heller, Sept. 16, 1924 – March 25, 2021 – Our Grandma.
Our grandma passed away on Thursday, March 25. She was 96. Grandma Heller was kind, witty and very smart. She could talk for hours with anyone about anything. Most of all she loved talking about her grandkids. Her grandkids meant the world to her.
Before she retired, Grandma managed a laundromat in Mt. Morris for many years. She also sold Avon.
Grandma enjoyed baking, crocheting and making crafts. She was always making something for someone, right up until her hands just couldn’t manage it any longer. She also loved going to garage sales to look for that next great deal.
Grandma married Clifford Heller (grandpa) Oct. 2, 1943. She outlived him by exactly 30 years. She had many great friends, some of which included John, who visited Grandma and grandpa every Sunday; she really enjoyed his company. A respectable amount of time after she lost her husband – like years – Grandma started hanging around with Bill. They were great friends. Grandma loved to talk, and Bill loved to listen. Well, he couldn’t hear the best, but it worked. Sadly, he passed away too.
Her best friends until the end included Sharon and Gayla. Sharon was Grandma’s neighbor many years ago, and they always kept in contact. Sharon would visit grandma every Thursday and grandma really looked forward to those visits. Gayla was the mother of some of Grandma’s greatest treasures - her grandkids.
One of her grandchildren shared that she always took a few extra minutes to say goodbye. She wanted to make sure we knew how much she loved us – every single time.
Her grandchildren would like to thank all of the caregivers who cared for grandma while she was sick. Also, if you called or visited Grandma – thank you for brightening her day.
We will never forget her. In case there are newspapers in Heaven, in response to how she always made us feel: We love you too, Grandma.
Grandma Heller’s grandkids.