Barbara graduated from DePaul School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse at DePaul, St. Elizabeth’s, and Memorial Hospital. She loved gardening, traveling across the country, Europe vacations and long car rides. Her main joy was spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth, nee Wallace, Hines; a daughter Catherine; a granddaughter, Erika; and a brother Edward Hines.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Gregory John Heet Jr., whom she married on May 30, 1959; three sons, Gregory Heet III, Jeffrey J. (Mary Ann) Heet, and Brian J. (Tammie) Heet; two daughters, Lisa J. Heet, and Michele J. (Ed) Erschen; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Jacqueline, Jennifer, Jamie, Jake, Zachary, Rachel, and Sarah; seven great-grandchildren, Liam, Maddie, Gabby, Ben, Jeffrey, Andrew, and Allison; two sisters, Ellen Hines and Jeanne (Dennis) Simon; many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Washington University ADRC Memory and Aging Project, 4488 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 130, St. Louis, MO, 63108. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Close friends and family may visit from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 12, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.