Meadville Tribune

February 20, 2014

Barbara Kay Heiser

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Barbara Kay Heiser, 68, of Meadville and formerly of Beaver Falls, Monaca and Center Township, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at UPMC-Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

She was born Feb. 24, 1945, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Cloyd and Gertrude Steffens Yard. She married Michael Kent Heiser on July 10, 1965. He survives.

She was a 1963 graduate of Beaver Falls High School and received her registered nursing degree from Jamison Memorial Hospital in New Castle. She had been employed as a registered nurse at Aliquippa Hospital for 35 years.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Aliquippa.

She loved gambling, especially playing the slot machines.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Michael Kent Heiser of Meadville; a daughter, Amy L. Lynn and her husband, James W. Lynn, of Meadville, and a son, Michael Kent Heiser Jr and his wife, Alison Cheney-Heiser, of Indian Head, Md.; two grandchildren, Corey Lynn and Jordan Lynn; two brothers-in-law, David Heiser and his wife, Frances, of Aliquippa, and Charles Patrick Smith and his wife, Carolyn, of Monaca; her uncle, Elmer Steffens of Beaver Falls; and her cousin, Linda Steffens of Beaver Falls. She is further survived by many nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on March 1 at Faith Lutheran Church, 100 Center Grange Road, Aliquippa, with the Rev. A. Patrice Weirick, pastor of the church, officiating.

Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association, 155 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, Ill. 60601.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.