Barbara Heet

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Barbara J. Heet, nee Hines, 85, of Belleville, IL, born July 19, 1937, in St. Louis, MO, died Thursday, September 8, 2022, at her residence, Belleville, IL.

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

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.



7 Comments on Barbara Heet

Rose Mertens said : Guest Report Sep 11, 2022 at 9:45 PM

Jack, so sorry for your loss, Barb was a good friend and a great nurse, I will always remember our days at DPH

  • Smithton
  • Il
Shirley Baum said : Guest Report Sep 11, 2022 at 11:57 AM

Aunt Barb I'm sorry I didn't get to know you as much as I did or come around that much to get to know You more. But believe me when I say this, You have left good memories with me that I will always carry with me in my Heart. What I have as knowing of You is being a Kind and caring person in all things that You have done. Your Children carry You through them. Your Presence was remarkable in any room that You we're in. I would Observe Your Presence and just see exactly what I also was taught about you through my Mom and she was right on the nose about what she would speak of You. (All kind words). You were a strong Woman. I will Miss You and have been wanting to come by more. Love Shirley Uncle Jack and Family Sorry to hear of the loss of Your Wife, Mom, Mother in Law, Grandma and Great Grandma. I know it's hard to lose such a great person in life. I pray that comfort comes to You all. Heaven is her Home now and her Wings have wrapped You all. God Bless everyone of You.

  • Ofallon
  • Ill
Karen Heet said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2022 at 10:15 PM

My heart is with you all!!! ❤️

  • Kanab
  • UT
Stephen & Kathy Odenwald said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2022 at 7:17 AM

Our condolences to the Heet family. I didn’t know Barbara, but did get to know her through meeting Jeff and his entire family. She raised a very wonderful son in Jeff, who married a kind wife Mary Ann. Without Barbara I would have never gotten to experience the generosity of the Jeff Heet family. So on behalf of my family, thank you Barbara Heet for bringing Jeff and his family into our lives. Sincerely Steve & Kathy Odewwald

  • Clayton
  • MO
Lori Hampel said : Guest Report Sep 09, 2022 at 12:46 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. May God bless you and comfort you all during this difficult time and take joy in all your memories with her.

  • Brentwood
  • MO
Paul Hampel said : Guest Report Sep 09, 2022 at 11:57 AM

Barb was always a warm and welcoming presence at family gatherings. And her dedication to the nursing profession and the patients under her care were well-known. My condolences to Barb's family and friends on their loss. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.

  • Brentwood
  • Missouri
Steve Hampel said : Guest Report Sep 09, 2022 at 11:57 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss. Find comfort knowing that she is in a better place. God bless your wonderful family and hold all the good memories close to the heart

  • Brentwood
  • Mo.

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