Martha Rae Heinen (Melcher)

Heinen-DeathIn loving memory of Martha Rae Heinen (Melcher) who passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from the comfort of her home. Martha was born October 16, 1947 in Staples, Minnesota, USA. Beloved Wife of Bill Heinen for over 45 years, devoted mother to Julie (Bob) Pearson of Tehkummah, and Fred (Amy) Heinen of Gore Bay. Loving grandmother to Hannah and Jadon Pearson, Luke, Leah and Levi Heinen. Daughter of Clara and Raymond Melcher of Grandrapids, Michigan (both predeceased). Sister to Dan (Nelva) Melcher, Larry (Nancy) Melcher, Sharon (Rudy) Kastanek (both predeceased), Stanley (Diane) Melcher, Paul (Joyce) Melcher, and Bessie (Homer) VanEk. Martha loved her family and her Lord and Saviour, she enjoyed spending time with family and she loved to laugh and sing. Martha was a woman of the Lord. God’s love and laughter could be shared at her kitchen table. She will be remembered as a compassionate, patient and affectionate lady with an infectious smile and giggle. Memorial celebration of her life will be held at the Knox United Church in Manitowaning on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2 pm with reception to follow. We will also be having an open door come and go visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 7 pm until 10 pm at 191 Monkhouse’s Road, Manitowaning just off Bidwell Rd.

2 Corinthians 5

We groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.