Zona Marie Heil, 93, of Taylorville, IL died at 8:45 am Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 14, 1921 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of James J. and Hannah Hergenrother Collins. On July 23, 1955 she married Charles E. Heil in Ashland, IL. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1965. She was a graduate of Ashland High School, MacMurray College and the University of Illinois. Zona was a beloved English teacher at Taylorville High School for 30 years, and had many wonderful friends some of whom were former students. Although she lived her entire life in Illinois she was a world traveler. Mrs. Heil was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, Catholic Daughters of America, Retired Teachers Association of Christian County, American Association of University Women, and St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by 5 Nephews: Mark Schwarm, Eric Schwarm, Kurt Schwarm, Kim Schwarm, and Karl Schwarm, and 2 Nieces: Lisa Bailey and Mary Howard. Great Nephews and Great Nieces: Wendy Owen, Conor Schwarm, Michelle Schwarm, Kelly Houghton, Stephanie Coons, Adrianne Bailey, Cory Schwarm, Breana Schwarm, Lindsay Bailey, Chad Schwarm, Jacob Schwarm, and Adam Schwarm, and Great-Great Nephews: Mark Schwarm, Eliot Houghton and Noah Schwarm. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, 1 Brother James B. Collins, Sister: Margaret Schwarm, and a Nephew Paul Schwarm.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, September 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. At her request there will be no visitation. Inurnment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville on Thursday, September 4 at 11:00 am.

McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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