Obituary of Elizabeth Ann Heims
Elizabeth Ann Heims, known to family and friends as “Betty”, 87, passed away in Edmonds, Washington on July 4, 2020. Betty was born in Cascade, on February 20, 1933 to Joseph and Evelyn “Nobby” Menster.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 58 years, Louis F. Heims; her son Tracy M. Heims (wife Ayda and daughter Ava) of Seattle, Wash.; her daughter Angela S. Conway (husband Gerald and children Claire and Nolan) of Stafford, Virginia; two siblings Barbara Clarke of Frisco, Texas and Donald Menster of Davenport.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her 10 siblings: Helen Donovan, Francis Menster, Father William Menster, Joseph Menster, Earl Menster, Rose Marie Menster (Sister Mary Jean Evelyn), Rita Reding, Mary Ivey, Edward Menster and David Menster.
Betty spent her work life as a nurse, first in large organizations, such as the Nashville and Denver Veteran’s Hospitals, the University of Iowa Hospital, Mercy Hospital in DesMoines IA, Xavier Hospital in Dubuque IA and then the small local Mercy Hospital in Dyersville, Iowa. She spent a considerable amount of time caring for the elderly, including her own mother, Nobby, who lived with the Heims family in Dyersville for many years. Even after her retirement from nursing, she worked at a retirement/nursing home in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery. Live streaming at https://youtu.be/wkko8M_A84A