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Dorothy E. Heck
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Dorothy E. Heck

Dorothy E. Heck, 92, Mound City, Missouri, died November 30, 2017, at a Mound City healthcare facility.
Dorothy was born May 14, 1925, in Bismark, North Dakota. She graduated from Mound City High School in 1942 and attended Johnson Business School in St. Joseph.
Dorothy married Virgil Heck in 1942. He preceded her in death on January 2, 2004. Also preceding her in death are her parents, Clyde and Dorothy Kunkel (Crandall); sisters, Iris Sitherwood and Bessie Geran; and son-in-law, Lewis Tally.
After her marriage to Virgil, she settled into farm life and enjoyed every minute of it. She liked reading, bird watching, and planting a big garden. She never let a green bean, tomato, or stalk of asparagus go to waste.
In later years, she played cards with her many bridge club friends, enjoyed the daily crossword, and was an avid sports fan. Her family knew to never interrupt her during Jeopardy hour.
She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Tally, Mound City; grandchildren, Kimberly Reddick (Dave), DeKalb, Missouri, Cameron Tally (Amy), Mound City, and Evan Tally (Lori), Maryville, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Dayton and Weston Tally, Maryville; sister, June Kleber, Albuquerque, New Mexico; brothers, Clyde Kunkel (Carmen), Springfield, Virginia, and Robert Kunkel (Donna), Mound City; special nieces, Judith and Martha; numerous relatives, friends; and son, John.
Farewell Graveside Services and interment 10:00 A.M. Monday, New Liberty Cemetery, Mound City, Missouri. Friends may call from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday at Pettijohn & Crawford Family Funeral Service. The family suggests memorial donations be made to New Liberty Church, 13351 Adobe Road, Mound City, Missouri, 64470. Online guest book and obituary at

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Mound City, Missouri 64470


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