Stella Jean Heuer, 71, Melvern: May 26, 1952 – Jan. 15, 2024 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Stella Jean Heuer, 71, Melvern: May 26, 1952 – Jan. 15, 2024

MELVERN, Kan. – Stella Jean Heuer, 71, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. She was born May 26, 1952, in Ottawa, Kan., the daughter of George and Alice (Anderson) Franks.

Stella grew up in Ottawa, and had lived in Melvern, Kan., for the last 30 years.

Stella had worked as a corrections officer for the Indiana State Prison, and then worked for the Osage County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy jailer for nearly 28 years. After she retired, Stella became a friendly face at the Dollar General Store, in Lyndon, Kan.

Stella was united in marriage to David Heuer, May 7, 1976, in Michigan City, Ind.

Stella was preceded in death by her parents, George and Alice; two daughters, Nevada Forrer and Kimberly Heuer; and a grandson, Damian Hopkins.

Stella is survived by her husband, David, of over 47 years; two daughters, Michelle Stroud and Alicia Syens; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life for Stella begin at 12 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at David and Stella’s house, 129 SW Call St., Melvern, KS 66510.

Cards can be sent to David at P.O. Box 29, Melvern, KS 66510. Condolences can be left at

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