Donna Heap

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Heaven has received another angel, Donna M. Heap, 66 of Freeburg, IL, born June 10, 1957, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, September 19, 2023, Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Donna was a good older sister to her brothers and sisters, always teaching them news things and watching over them. During high school she became interested in nursing. Through Freeburg High School she was able to take classes and become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). She worked for over 25 years at Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed getting to know people and to be able to help them get better. She was always a giver with a big heart. Donna throughout her life belonged to many organizations, she even worked in activities at a nursing home and loved doing crafts.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary T., nee Kinsella, Heap; her brother, James Heap; and her brother-in-law, James Bell.

She is survived by her father, Donald H. Heap; three brothers and two sisters, Thomas (Mary Kay) Heap, Melinda (Don) Milligan, Michael (Kim) Heap, Michele Bell, and Kent (Kristin) Heap; many nieces, nephews, and friends; and her beloved cat Scamp who she had for 14 years.

Memorials may be made to Freeburg Care Center Activity Department, Freeburg, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL., with Deacon Corby officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.



6 Comments on Donna Heap

Joy (Lucash) Sinsay said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2024 at 7:29 PM

I’d like to offer my sincere condolences. I just heard of Donna’s passing she was a good friend all through grade school she will be missed

  • Chatsworth
  • CA
Mike Bassler said : Guest Report Sep 27, 2023 at 6:11 AM

So sorry for your loss. God Bless your family at this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Illinoiss
Rosanne Hettenhausen said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2023 at 2:06 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. We send our deepest condolences, and prayers to the family.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Tammy Pruett Walters said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2023 at 10:48 AM

My condolences. Donna was a great lady. She will be missed

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Paula Hilmes said : Guest Report Sep 23, 2023 at 12:43 PM

Our deepest sympathy at the loss of Donna. My life is better because Donna was a friend. She will always be remembered.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Karen & David Averbeck said : Guest Report Sep 22, 2023 at 7:15 PM

Our deepest sympathy to you all.. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Marissa
  • Illinois

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