The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Obits

May 8, 2013

Judith Anne Heikkila

JOPLIN, Mo. — Judith Anne Sperry Heikkila, age 69, of Joplin, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013, at her home, following an illness.

Judy was born on Jan. 24, 1944, in Joplin, the daughter of the late David and Virginia (Carrico) Sperry. She had been a lifetime area resident. She worked as an operator for South Western Bell Telephone Company, a school bus driver for Joplin R-8 School District and as a sales associate for Wal-Mart, retiring in 2006. Judy enjoyed nature. She created a special garden at her home filled with flowers, a wonderful place for her to feed her birds. She enjoyed playing Bingo and cards, stained glass and crocheting. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

On Aug. 22, 1964, she married Dennis Heikkila. He survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Dennis Heikkila and wife, Lyn and Anthony Heikkila and wife, Diane, all of Joplin; two daughters, Cindie Heikkila, Florida, and Paula Heikkila, Missouri; two brothers,  David Sperry and wife, Carolyn, Largo, Fla., and Jim Sperry and wife, Gloria, Bella Vista, Ark.; two sisters, Kathie Baker and husband, Max, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Susan Humphrey and husband, Shane, Omaha, Neb.; and six grandchildren, Delia, Hailey, Hayden, Hadrian, Aurora and Hunter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Rev. Ed Willoughby will officiate. A visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Friday prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

Online condolences may be made at www.masonwoodard.com

1
Text Only
Obits
  • William E. Bader William E. Bader

    William E. (Bull) Bader, 95,  passed away on July 23, 2014 at Gainesville Health Care Center where he resided.
    Bill was born Sept. 16, 1918 in Stuttgart, Germany.

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos

  • Tommy Farmer Tommy W. Farmer Jr.

    Tommy Walter Farmer Jr., 70, went home to be with the Lord at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • ButlerRuthalene Ruthalene Butler

    Ruthalene Butler, 92, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, after a long illness.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • mason woodard Mary A. Ash

    Mary A. Ash, age 80, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 12:56 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, following a battle with Parkinson's disease.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • David Nuel Scroggins

    In memory of David Nuel Scroggins 1948 - 2012

    July 23, 2014

  • Judy A. Orton Judy A. Orton

    Judy A. Orton, 58, of Joplin, Mo. passed away early Monday, July 21, 2014 at Joplin Health & Rehabilitation following a long illness.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Jo Arkle Jo Arkle

    Jo Arkle, 79, Joplin, Mo.,  died July 20, 2014, at Freeman West, Joplin.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carolyn Anderson Carolyn "Sue" Anderson

    Carolyn "Sue" Anderson, 69, Pierce City, Mo., died July 19, 2014, at her home, following a short illness

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mary White Mary White

    Mary Lorraine White, 59, of Joplin, Mo., completed her journey up the stairway to heaven on July 16, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Blake Aggus Blake Aggus

    Blake Austin Aggus, 23, died July 18, 2014, at his home in Hollister, Mo. He was born September 21, 1990 in Joplin.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos