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Regina "Gena" Frances Heires

April 24, 1922 April 13, 2019
Regina "Gena" Frances Heires
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Obituary for Regina "Gena" Frances Heires

Gena (Lennemann) Heires was born on April 24 1922 in Snyder, NE; died April 13 following a stroke. Gena was a loving mother, grandmother, and devoted wife of 41 years.
She was very active in the St. Gerald’s parish throughout her life and was a consummate childcare provider, sick-nurse and companion to the elderly.
Her childhood in small town Snyder, NE as the ninth of eleven siblings during the depression left her with an indelible no-nonsense approach to life.
Her favored expressions would include: “waste not, want not,” “make do with what you’re given,” and “hard work never killed anyone.” She could teach government agencies a few things about how to stretch a penny. She was an enthusiastic gardener, a skilled seamstress, and deadly with a slingshot when terrorizing squirrels in her fruit trees.

Preceded in death by her husband of 41 years Alfred Heires (Carroll, IA) and ten siblings. She is survived by children, Barb and Mike Slattery, Nehawka, NE, Kathy and Ken Hanson, Ralston, NE, Art and Peggy Heires, Omaha, NE, and Jim and Christine Heires, Cedar Rapids, IA, grandchildren, Jessica (Camille Vaillon) Slattery, Sarah Slattery, Michael (Sierra) Slattery, Alex Heires, John Heires and Paul Heires; great grandchildren, Ellie, Julia, Emma, Mikey, Teddy and Gaby.

Arrangements entrusted to John A. Gentleman Mortuaries.


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Visitation

Monday

15

Apr

5:00 PM 4/15/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/15/2019 7:00:00 PM
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - L Street Chapel

4712 S. 82nd Street
Ralston, NE 68127

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - L Street Chapel
4712 S. 82nd Street Ralston 68127 NE
United States

Wake Service

Monday

15

Apr

7:00 PM 4/15/2019 7:00:00 PM
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - L Street Chapel

4712 S. 82nd Street
Ralston, NE 68127

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - L Street Chapel
4712 S. 82nd Street Ralston 68127 NE
United States

Memorial Service

Tuesday

16

Apr

10:00 AM 4/16/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Gerald Catholic Church

9602 Q Street
Ralston, NE 68127

St. Gerald Catholic Church
9602 Q Street Ralston 68127 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Calvary Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

7710 W. Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124

7710 W. Center Road Omaha 68124 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Gerald Catholic Church

9602 Q Street
Ralston, NE 68127

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