I was so sorry to learn of Jeff's passing. I had the privileged of working at The Salvation Army in Nashville for a few years and enjoyed Jeff's humor and dedication to getting the job done. Often he was the first in and last out of the office, truly dedicated to the Mission of the Salvation Army through his efforts in the finance department. He is missed at the Army !
Jeffrey Lee Heatherington, son of LeRoy Dean and Betty Lou (Welchans) Heatherington, was born October 20, 1974 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He passed away on July 29, 2017 at his home in Hermitage, Tennessee at the age of 42.
Jeff grew up in Shenandoah. He graduated from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1993. While in high school he was a member of National Honor Society and participated in numerous math competitions. He spent a year at Tulsa University in Oklahoma; then attended a semester at Peru State College in Nebraska.
Jeff enjoyed bowling; he bowled on leagues from the junior bowling program through his adult years. He had attended the national bowling competitions around the U.S. for 20 consecutive years. He also spent some time on the golf course. As a hobby he collected baseball cards. He was a Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan. He also enjoyed listening to country music.
Jeff worked at the Salvation Army over the past 14 years in both Kansas City, Missouri and Nashville, Tennessee in the accounting department.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents George and Nellie Heatherington and his maternal grandparents Earl "Pete" and Marcene Welchans.
Jeff is survived by his parents LeRoy and Betty Heatherington of Shenandoah, brother David (Alex) Heatherington of Sacramento, CA, sister Amy Lynn Heatherington of Shenandoah, aunts and uncles Mike and Connie Erickson of Essex and Judy Vogler of Lebanon, Missouri, cousins Shelly Erickson and family of Stanton, Matt Erickson and family of Bethesda and Karen Taylor and family of Delta, CO, other family, friends and co-workers.
Celebration of life funeral service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.
Burial will be held at the Riverton Cemetery in Riverton.
Memorials may be directed to the Shenandoah Food Pantry.
I am sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. Jeff was a kind, quiet friend in high school ... we went to many math competitions and had many classes together. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
April (Erickson) McDermott
Dear Betty and family, I do not have the words to let you know how sorry I am for the passing of your son. In times like this it can be hard to express the sadness in my heart. I pray that Jeff will rest in peace and that you and your family can find peace of your own at this time. Candy York
Sorry to see the passing of Jeff, our thoughts are with you.
Our sympathies to your family on Jeff's passing. Thinking of you and sending our hugs and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you my thoughts and prayers.
Betty and family,
We are so sad to learn of your recent loss of your son. This is something that no parent should suffer. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
Our most heartfelt sympathy,
Joy and Denny Hackett
Betty and family,
Our prayers and hugs are extended to you and your family at this time. Please hold tight to your memories and may God BLess you with strength and the healing power of love. God Bless you.
Rawn & Randy Weston
To Jeff's family: was so sad to hear about Jeff's passing. Praying for you all. You have all his memories to cherish.
So sorry to hear about the passing of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I worked with Jeff for four or five years at The Salvation Army in Nashville. He was kind, funny, and clever. Whenever we got in a tight spot in his department, he would try to work around the hard stuff and make it all work, and I am sure, put himself out for others even more than we ever knew. He was an amazing guy and we pray comfort over his family and that God carry you with peace and bring good memories to your minds and hearts. Ernie Simms
Jeff was such a quiet soul, but a true friend. I will miss him greatly. He had a great sense of humor, and lunch times around the staff table at the Salvation Army were always fun. Prayers to all his friends and family.
I was so sadden to hear of Jeff's passing. My prayers are with the family. Jeff and I worked together at The Salvation Army Nashville for many years. He truly will be missed. I am glad I had the pleasure to have known him.
I am deeply sorry to hear of Jeff's passing! He was a gentle sweet soul! His dry humor kept everyone in stitches! Even though he wanted to appear annoyed by us all at The Salvation Army in Nashville, he secretly enjoyed being bothered by us! I miss him and I hope he knows the level sorrow that we all feel! He was extremely helpful and would secretly go out of his way to help anyone but only secretly as to not ruin his image!
LeRoy, Betty, David & Amy I am very sorry for your loss. I watched Jeff grow up and into a great young man. Although he didn't say much, he was always thinking and had an answer or solution to whatever the topic might be. I know I had some good laughs with Jeff at nationals and on the golf course. Jeff has gone to a wonder place now but I know he left a lot of memories for so many people. May God's loving arms hold all of you close during this time of sorrow.
Leroy and Betty, we were so sorry to hear about your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Tom & Sue Spears
Betty- I'm am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Kris Weber
Betty and family
Sending my heartfelt sympathy to you all at the loss of your son you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Sharon Aistrope
I was privileged to work with Jeff at The Salvation Army for a couple of years, and he was always so pleasant to work with. He had a quiet humor and was one of the most dedicated workers I knew. He and I worked together a lot on processing donations and making sure all of our records were in order. He was always available and happy to help with any questions I had as a new employee, and I'm so grieved to know the world will be without his presence. Much love to his family, and I pray for peace in the days and years ahead.
Betty I am so sadden to hear of your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. Prayers and strength to you and your family
We knew Jeff from working with him at The Salvation Army in Kansas City. I remember a pizza party we had at this location about 3 or so years ago when he was visiting. Our sincere condolences from everyone at the Kansas/Western Missouri Division. I will always remember Jeff's smile. We will miss you.
Leroy, Betty, and family,
Our condolences on the loss of your son. We were so sorry to hear of it. Darrell and Vicki Madsen
I was so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. My prayers are with the family. Jeff and I worked together at the Salvation Army in Nashville for several years. We shared many talks about the Royals and how they could be fixed. :) Jeff told me where to get the best BBQ in KC when I went for a game. Most of all, Jeff did his job for the ministry and people with an impressive dedication. He always beat me to the office and usually left after I was gone. He was a quiet, strong, noble soldier in this life. I'll miss you, Jeff. jrc
So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Kim (Psota) Sweetser
Class of '93
Prayers to Jeff's family on this difficult time. May God be with you.
Lisa (Geyer) Mascher
Class of '93
Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Roger and Donni Cocklin
Betty & Leroy, & Amy,
So very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Praying for all of you and the rest of your family.
You and your family are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Please know that you are in our prayers. So very sorry!
Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Betty, Leroy and family, sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. My sympathy and love to you. May God keep you strong through this time.
Betty,LeRoy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Our heartfelt condolences to Jeff's family at this difficult time. Wishing you comfort and peace through your faith, family, and friends. Families of Terry James, Joanna Wengel, Jennifer Malone and Joyce Stufflebeam.
So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you, Harlan and Marlyn Holliman
We're so sorry to hear of Jeff passing. If their is anything we can do call us. Sending prayers!
Betty & Leroy,
So sorry to read of the loss of your son. Thinking of you and praying for you and your family in the days ahead.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Kathy & Jerry Ketcham
BETTY & LEROY
SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR SONS PASSING. STAY STRONG AND TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER.
JUDY & GENE CURRIE
So sorry to hear about your son. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your Family in this difficult time.
Betty and Leroy-
I was sorry to read about Jeff yesterday on Facebook. I remember years ago when Judy had Jeff with her when we visited at your house. May the memories of the past give you strength in the days ahead.
It is with deep regret that I send my sympathy to Jeff's family on this terrible loss. His memories will always be with you. You are in my thoughts and prayers
It is with deepest regret that I post this condolence for the family of Jeff Heatherington. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I trust that God will be with you in these coming days to help you bear the anguish of losing your son.