Sharon Heinzl

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Sharon K. Heinzl, 81, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022, in Belleville, IL. She was born on June 23, 1941, at home, in Woodlawn, IL, to Mary Edith Payne. She is the granddaughter of Morton E. and Alta B. Wood, both of Woodlawn, IL.

Sharon is a retired registered nurse, she received her nursing degree at St. Joseph school of Nursing, Alton, IL. Sharon loved to cook for large groups, sewing, crocheting, and going camping with neighbors and Girl Scouts. She was a past Mothers Club President at Cathedral, the last president of the Southside Ladies, and Girl Scout leader. She was awarded the St. Ann and St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Awards. Sharon was a member of the St. Clair Beekeepers Association and was part of the organizing of the Catholic Committee on Girl Scouting in Belleville Diocese. She also enjoyed being part of the Cathedral Bingo Club with her husband.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joseph F. Heinzl Jr., whom she married on November 6, 1965; and a sister-in-law, Rose Marie Heinzl.

She is survived by their daughter, Angela (Mathew) Waterbury of Belleville IL;
two stepdaughters, Nancy (Richard) Lane of Columbia IL, and Audrey (Harold) Morgan of Farmington, MO;
many grandchildren and great-grandchildren;
two brothers-in-law, Raymond (JoAnn) Heinzl and Charles (Barbara) Heinzl;
a stepsister, Virigina Budney, of Chicago, IL;
several dear cousins, nieces, nephews, and godchildren;
and not to forget her dog, Mia and her cat, Gracie.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Cremation services were held.

Burial will be held at a later date.


8 Comments on Sharon Heinzl

Sharon Ogden said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2022 at 10:35 PM

I just saw this. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I enjoyed her so much at the coffee shop. Sharon

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Marilyn Buehlhorn said : Guest Report Dec 26, 2022 at 8:03 AM

Dear Angela, I am so sorry to hear that your mom passed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love & hugs, Marilyn Buehlhorn

  • Belleville
  • IL
Donna Rees said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2022 at 12:03 PM

Angela: so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Russell and I will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. ❤️

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Linda Basnett said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM

So sorry to hear of Sharon passing. Condolences and prayers for the family

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Kathy Steckler said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 11:39 AM

Angie: I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great lady. My mom will be happy to see her in Heaven. I will keep you all close in prayer.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Keith Reece & Kristi Glueck Reece said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2022 at 11:03 AM

Angela, please accept our deepest sympathy at the passing of your mom. I will always remember your family at all of the Cathedral events and being one of the families that stayed to the end for the clean-up! Love, Kristi

  • Highland
  • IL
Joe & Kathleen Davis said : Guest Report Dec 20, 2022 at 6:59 AM

Angela, Sorry to hear of your mother passing. Our prayers are with you now & in the future. God bless you.

  • Linwood
  • Kansas
Pam Bitters said : Guest Report Dec 19, 2022 at 8:48 PM

Angela, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I knew your Mom and Dad and you from Southside and all the fish fries and Christmas parties. I always enjoyed talking with both of them. Your Dad always called my daughter “George” when she was growing up. You can be sure your Mom and Dad are reunited in Heaven! You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois

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