Gerst Logo

Betty Jean Heinsman



Memorial Contributions: 

Alzheimer’s Foundation

Betty Jean Heinsman, age 84 of Peoria, IL, passed away on February 16, 2023. She was preceded in death by her son, Todd Heinsman. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, James Heinsman; children, Greg (MaryAnn) Heinsman, Linda (Bill) McElroy; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Betty graduated from Manuel Training High School in 1956. She was a loving wife and mother. Betty took pride in raising her family and managing the household, she was also very involved with the church community. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, and loved the roles she held as a wife, mom, and grandma. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, February 25, 2023, Evergreen Missionary Church, 10501 Settlewood Dr. SE, Lowell, MI 49331, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Doug Connelly officiating. Memorial services will also be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Peoria First Church of the Nazarene, 5504 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61614, with Pastor Mark McCall officiating. Inurnment Parkview Cemetery, Peoria, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at

Sign the Guestbook

4 Responses

  1. Deepest sympathy to Jim and the whole family. We enjoyed the fellowship with our young adult group when we were all young at Peoria First Nazarene. Ruth and Bill

  2. Many, many happy family times together! Now Betty is blessed and is with the Lord. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. ” Psalm 46:1 Many blessings on Heinsman family our sincere sympathy from the Ritson family.

  3. Betty, now you are at peace and with Todd again. You will be missed by many but wen know you are watching over all of us. As I have said many times, you are the sweetest and most faithful friend I have ever known. Think it was probably 1945 when we met at Tyng School and friends from then to now. You and Jim were meant for each other and we enjoyed our get-togethers thru all these years. I will see you again some day . — And Jim and all your family, God Bless you.

  4. My best friend, Betty, will be sorely missed. I could share anything with her. We had many, many laughs together too. She was my maid-of-honor when I married Roger. She is in a better place, waiting for us. Prayers to her precious family.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.