Virginia ‘Shirley’ Heatley
Virginia “Shirley” Zgorski Heatley, 85, of Ellenton, died Oct. 15.
She was born July 10, 1931, in Chicago.
She was married to William Edward Heatley for 52 years.
She lived in Chicago and moved to Holmes Beach in 1975 before moving to Ellenton in 2002.
She attended the Creiger School of Nursing in Chicago and began her career in 1968, nursing in obstetrics and office management for physicians. She was a devoted member of Harvest Field Community Church, and was active in leadership. She also was a devoted member of All Island Denominations and received the Myron Bunnell Award in 1997 for her humanitarian work on Anna Maria Island.
Services were Oct. 20 at Harvest Field Community Church in Parrish. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory of Bradenton was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Harvest Field Community Church. Condolences may be made online at www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.
Survivors include children Debra Elizabeth, Dennis William and wife Linda, Michael Edward and wife Patricia, William Jeffrey and wife Susan, Jeffrey James and wife Kathryn and Richard Joseph aka Logan Seven; grandchildren Jennifer, Kerry Lynne, Shannon, Adam, Heather, Nicki and wife Shannon and Talitha; and seven great-grandchildren.
Althea ‘Tedo’ Kendall
Althea “Tedo” Kendall (nee Jorgeson), 99, died Oct. 21. She was born April 5, 1917, in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Charles and Marjorie Allen Jorgeson. As a young girl she moved with her family to Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
She graduated from Glenbard High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics at Purdue University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and earned a master’s of library science from Rosary College.
On Nov. 22, 1941, she married her high school sweetheart, Ellis “Deac” Kendall. Their work took them to Panama during World War II, where they welcomed twin daughters Margaret and Karen. Upon returning to Glen Ellyn, they also welcomed son Edward.
Mrs. Kendall was a devoted mother, accomplished homemaker, Girl Scouts of America troop leader and active for all her adult life in PEO. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Glen Ellyn and served many years on the library committee.
She and her husband divided their retirement between Fontana, Wisconsin, and Holmes Beach. In retirement, she was an active member of Fontana Community Church and was involved with preserving the Geneva Lake environment. She shared her love of swimming, reading, gardening, fishing, cooking and sewing with her grandchildren. At the lake, she swam every morning until the age of 90.
A service will be held Nov. 20, at Fontana Community Church in Fontana, Wisconsin. Arrangements were made by Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth, Wisconsin. Memorial donations maybe made to the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency, 350 Constance Blvd., Williams Bay WI 53191 or Fontana Community Church.
She is survived by her children, Margaret Zielske and husband Ronald, Karen and Edward and wife Kay; sister-in-law Barbara Zerby; grandchildren Catherine Neiswender and husband Eric, Anne Willett and husband Andrew, Laura Zimmermann and husband Geoff, Thomas and fiancée Marjorie White; ???xxxx great-grandchildren Amy, Christine, Randall, Michael and Robert Eckman; niece Susanne Jorgeson Brown; nephews Eric and Kent Jorgeson, Brent Jorgeson, Frank and Tim Mitchell and several XXX? great-great-grandchildren.