Tamara Lash

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Tamara “Tammy” Marie Lash, nee O’Heron, 62, born October 14, 1959, in Naples, Italy, died Saturday, April 23, 2022, at her home in Columbia, MO.

Tammy was a strong person who endured many trials in her life.  At 19, Tammy was critically injured in a car accident.  After a prolonged recovery period, she graduated with an associate degree from Belleville Area College.  At 47, Tammy was successfully treated for a brain tumor. The “apple of her eye” was her son, Jason, who she loved dearly. Tammy was loved by all and will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Major James J. “Jim” O’Heron, USAF, who died March 11, 1967; and her mother, Betty Jean, nee Winkleman, O’Heron, who died November 30, 2014.

Surviving are her son, Jason Dean (Kit) Lash; two grandchildren, Eleanor and Henry; her siblings, Scott (Judy) O’Heron, Shawn (Tina) O’Heron, Gilmary (Richard) Weachter, and her twin, Terry (Carolyn) O’Heron; eight nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at  www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Green Lawn Memorial Gardens, Old Highway US 51, Villa Ridge, IL.


10 Comments on Tamara Lash

John Luscomb said : Guest Report May 04, 2022 at 12:30 PM

Thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Tammy was a very thoughtful person and she always remembered my birthday. I will miss her kind words “You Bum”. God Bless

  • Annapolis
  • MD
Douglas Niemuth said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2022 at 7:50 PM

I met Tammy at Southeast MO. St. Univ. She was my first true love. That summer is when she left me to heal. God be with you. Love, Blondie

  • MO
Nancy (Kreisler) McLean said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2022 at 9:29 AM

Sending condolences, thoughts and prayers to the entire O'Heron family. I have great neighborhood memories of growing up with Tammy whether on Whitlow Drive or at Pine Tree Station! She always gave that beautiful smile and exhibited a relentless attitude.

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2022 at 7:32 PM

You all have my sympathy on the loss of Tammy. She and Terry used to work with my folks at the bingo at St. Augustine’s. Your family was such a big part of the parish.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Robert and Betty Bolt said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2022 at 2:52 PM

Keeping you in our warmest thoughts and prayers as you navigate this difficult time — and wishing you hope and healing when you’re ready.

  • Smithton
  • Il
Mary “Beth” (Bolt) Greene said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2022 at 2:43 PM

While Tammy endured many trials, her brightness in countenance and her delight for life, beamed from her strength of spirit. Please accept my sympathy.

  • Floyds Knobs
  • In
Virginia Allen said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2022 at 9:13 PM

I want the family to know how sorry I am for this loss. Tammy brightened my life with her humor and I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Columbia
  • Missouri
Tom & Donna Whitworth said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2022 at 7:54 PM

Thoughts and prayers for your family at this difficult time. May you find comfort knowing others share your grief.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Peter and Sue Forster said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2022 at 2:46 PM

Prayers and sympathies to Tammy’s family on her passing. Take encouragement & strength in knowing that she is pain free and will continue to be with you.

  • State college
  • Pa
Beth Flannery Toberman said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2022 at 12:49 PM

To the family: Im So very sorry for for your loss. I’ll always cherish the fun times we had and memories we made with “Tammy Lou Moon”! May she rest In Peace. . Love, Beth Flannery Toberman Aka “Whambag”

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois

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