OBITUARY

Julia M. Heilman

July 8, 1940June 30, 2019
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Julia M. Heilman, 78, Evansville, IN, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 8, 1940 in Mortons Gap, KY, to E.B and Helon (Gatlin) Welch.

Julia graduated from F.J. Reitz High School and worked in the athletic office where she met her husband, Charles. She retired from Sears after 30 years of service as Human Resource Specialist. She was an active member of Howell General Baptist Church where she loved playing the piano and singing in the choir. Julia taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Queen Esther Missionary Society. Through her school, job and church, she met some life-long friends who she still enjoyed spending time with. She served on the board at the Evansville Protestant Home and also played the piano for the residents. Julia loved shopping, especially her annual shopping trip with her daughters. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family on vacations and attending her grandchildren’s activities.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, E.B and Helon Welch and her nephew Brandon Burton Kelly.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Charles Heilman; daughters, Lesa Heilman Woodruff (Bruce), Kendra Heilman Montgomery (Gerald) and Amy Heilman Wedding (Jeff); grandchildren, Kayla Mayer (Bryan), Haley Woodruff, Logan and Luke Montgomery, Collin and Jacob Wedding; sisters, Sharon Kelly (Larry) of Magnolia, TX, Rebecca Betulius (Steve) of Westerville, OH; and nieces, nephews and aunts.

The family would like to thank Dr. Herbert Reyes and his staff, Dr. Stephens and his staff, Chemo Buddies, Heart to Heart Hospice, Evansville Protestant Home and the E.R. and 6th floor nursing staff at St. Vincent hospital for their wonderful care.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday July 6, 2019 at Alexander East Chapel with Rev. Terry Gamblin officiating. Burial will take place at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit 2-8pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chemo Buddies, 6521 Greencove Ave, Evansville, IN 47715 and Howell General Baptist Church, 1520 Delmar Ave, Evansville, IN 47712.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles R. Heilman, Husband
  • Lesa Woodruff (Bruce), Daughter
  • Kendra Montgomery (Gerald), Daughter
  • Amy Wedding (Jeff), Daughter
  • Kayla Mayer (Bryan), Grandchild
  • Haley Woodruff, Grandchild
  • Logan Montgomery, Grandchild
  • Luke Montgomery, Grandchild
  • Collin Wedding, Grandchild
  • Jacob Wedding, Grandchild
  • Sharon Kelly (Larry), Sister
  • Rebecca Betulius (Steve), Sister
  • Elbridge B. Welch, Father
  • Renna H. Welch, Mother
  • nieces, nephews and aunts

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, July 6, 2019

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Tom and Debbie Gabe

July 5, 2019

Our memories of Julia are special ones of her caring, loving, gentle spirit. We pray for the Lord's peace and merciful presence for Charlie and all the family in the days and months ahead. We trust in the Lord's promise that the Reunion will be indescribable.

Blessings upon you all,

Tom and Debbie Gabe and family

Barbara Hurley

July 2, 2019

She was a sweet lady and when I was young and broke.....she sang at my wedding.....53 years ago last week. She had a beautiful voice and a soft heart. I will always remember her willingness to sing for our wedding on a shoestring budget. Love in action. Barb and Kermit Hurley say thanks....and we'll see you again someday.

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Biography

Julia M. Heilman, 78, Evansville, IN, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 8, 1940 in Mortons Gap, KY, to E.B and Helon (Gatlin) Welch.

Julia graduated from F.J. Reitz High School and worked in the athletic office where she met her husband, Charles. She retired from Sears after 30 years of service as Human Resource Specialist. She was an active member of Howell General Baptist Church where she loved playing the piano and singing in the choir. Julia taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Queen Esther Missionary Society. Through her school, job and church, she met some life-long friends who she still enjoyed spending time with. She served on the board at the Evansville Protestant Home and also played the piano for the residents. Julia loved shopping, especially her annual shopping trip with her daughters. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her family on vacations and attending her grandchildren’s activities.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, E.B and Helon Welch and her nephew Brandon Burton Kelly.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Charles Heilman; daughters, Lesa Heilman Woodruff (Bruce), Kendra Heilman Montgomery (Gerald) and Amy Heilman Wedding (Jeff); grandchildren, Kayla Mayer (Bryan), Haley Woodruff, Logan and Luke Montgomery, Collin and Jacob Wedding; sisters, Sharon Kelly (Larry) of Magnolia, TX, Rebecca Betulius (Steve) of Westerville, OH; and nieces, nephews and aunts.

The family would like to thank Dr. Herbert Reyes and his staff, Dr. Stephens and his staff, Chemo Buddies, Heart to Heart Hospice, Evansville Protestant Home and the E.R. and 6th floor nursing staff at St. Vincent hospital for their wonderful care.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday July 6, 2019 at Alexander East Chapel with Rev. Terry Gamblin officiating. Burial will take place at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit 2-8pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Chemo Buddies, 6521 Greencove Ave, Evansville, IN 47715 and Howell General Baptist Church, 1520 Delmar Ave, Evansville, IN 47712.