Age 80 of Braidwood, and formerly of Wilmington, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at her home.
Born January 19, 1940 in Wilmington, Dora Ellen was a daughter of Arthur J. and Alpha (Sitter) Heck. She was raised and educated in Wilmington and attended the Wilmington schools. Dora worked for many years as school bus driver for the Gardner South Wilmington School District. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Braidwood and enjoyed quilting and crocheting. In her free time, Dora took pleasure in tending to her vegetable garden, canning and fishing.
Survivors include her husband, Daniel Wilson of Braidwood; four children: Tina Hendrex of Coal City, Terry (the late Gerald) Champion of Paducah, KY, Duane Hendrex of Braidwood, and Bryan (Lori) Hendrex of Morris; seven grandchildren: Lee Heafner, Stacy Burt, Michael Esparza, Jeremy Esparza, Nathan Esparza, Renae Champion Mariner, and Brandon Hendrex; numerous great grandchildren; two brothers: Arthur (Carol) Heck of Lafayette, IN and Larry Heck of Wilmington; three sisters: Mary Ruth (the late Charles “Bud”) Bullock and Betty Marlene (the late Herbert) Akins, both of Wilmington, and Joanna (Glen) Schwartz of Hiawatha, IA, and sister in law, Sandy Heck of Joliet, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Dora was preceded in death by her parents; son: Orman Heafner; sister, Anna Heck and brother, John Heck.
Cremation rites have been accorded and Dora will be laid to rest at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wilmington with her parents.
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