Charles W. Heilman, 94, Osage City: Oct. 7, 1922 – Jan. 23, 2017

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Charles W. Heilman, 94, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. He was born on Oct. 7, 1922, near Quenemo, Kan., the only son of LeRoy and Flossie Yockey Heilman.

Chuck had lived most of his life around the Quenemo and Melvern, Kan., communities and had lived in Osage City for the last 13 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater with the 729th Railway Operating Battalion. He had worked for the Santa Fe Railroad, farmed, and worked for Osage County for several years.

On June 4, 1947, Chuck was married to Lillian “Billie” Hobbs in Lyndon, Kan.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Flossie, and four sisters, Pauline Swallow, June Thornbrugh, Frances Henderson and Yuneta Anderson.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Billie, of 69 years; two daughters, Connie Masenthin, and Karen West and husband, Dwight; and five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon.  Private family inurnment will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery at Melvern at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. See

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