---- — HEGELER — Leona Jeannete Kuchefski, 92, of Hegeler, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Tilton.
She was born on May 1, 1921, in Danville, the daughter of Ellis Clarence and Jeanette (Cork) Heischmann, both deceased.
She was united in marriage to Frank Kuchefski on Sept. 20, 1941, in Hegeler, until his passing on April 27, 1994.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Stephen (Phillis) Kuchefski of The Villages, Fla., Mark (Olivia) Kuchefski of Bloomington, Ind., and Claudia (Kenneth) Ohl of Covington, Ind.; her daughter-in-law, Rebecca Kuchefski of Fithian; her grandchildren, Thomas Kuchefski, Sally (Mike) Adams, Eric (Kelly) Kuchefski, Alan (Tara) Kuchefski, Ann (Sean) Braunstein, Laura Kuchefski, Andrew Ohl and Adam Ohl; and her great-grandchildren, Katie Kuchefski, Christopher Adams, Loralei Kuchefski, Hayden Kuchefski and Thomas Kuchefski.
She was preceded in death by her son, Frank Jr; her great-granddaughter, Lauryn Kuchefski; her two sisters, Elizabeth Groner and Dorothy Tarzinski; her special niece, Evelyn Vivier.
Leona was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Westville. She worked for Peterson Puritan and retired in 1985 after 30 years of service. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bingo. She loved being with her family.
A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at St. Mary’s Church, 231 N. State St., Westville, with Father Sauppe officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to her service at the church. She will be entombed at Resurrection Cemetery, Danville.
Memorial donations may be given in her name to St. Mary’s church. Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.