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Heidi M. Coe | 73 | Pittsfield

Heidi M. Coe, age 73, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born on March 5, 1949 to Leo O’Kraski, of Streator, IL. She married David Coe on April 18, 1970 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Streator, IL.
Heidi graduated from Streator High School and went on to attend Hannibal LaGrange University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. While her children were young, she ran an in-home daycare. After they were in school, Heidi began working for PACT Head Start in Pittsfield. She was a lifelong learner, working for PACT for nearly 40 years serving in various roles, including Education Coordinator and Contractual Trainer. Heidi was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pittsfield where she was very active in the Altar Society. She was a proud member of the local community, where she served as an election judge and volunteered with the Pikeland Snack Pack. Throughout the years, Heidi was an avid gardener who took great pride in the famous Coe backyard garden. Since retirement, Heidi and David have spent the past eight years traveling together, as she was the copilot for their many road trips which included a 21 day trip on Route 66, another trip on Hwy 1 down the West Coast, and the Fall Color Tour in the Northeast. They also visited Gulf Shores, the Florida Keys, Mexico, and Europe. Heidi’s pride and joy was her family and she dearly enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a very devoted and beautiful soul who will be missed by all.
She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, David Coe; daughters, Lindsy (Mark) Henderson of Pittsfield, IL and Jaime (Jeff) Lierly of Dayton, OH; five grandchildren, Ava Lierly, Riley Henderson, Samuel Lierly, Conley Henderson, and Chase Henderson; two brothers, Charlie (JoAnn) O’Kraski and Leo (Susie) O’Kraski, both of Streator, IL; brothers-in-law, Marty (Debby) Coe of Rochester, IL and Brian (Mary Jane) Coe of Naples FL; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her Dad, Leo O’Kraski and in-laws, Harry and Betty Coe.
Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pittsfield. A Rosary will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with visitation to be held immediately following until 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to be made to St. Mary’s Altar Society. Online condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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