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Vernetta A. Heil

Vernetta A. Heil, 90 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis, MO.

She was born December 28, 1932 in Zell, MO and was married to John Orem on June 23, 2007.

She is survived  by Husband, John Orem of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Two Sons, Donald (Judy) Heil, Jr. of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Jeffrey (Kelly) Heil of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Five Daughters, Victoria (Belated Dr. Eric Raefsky) Heil of Chesterfield, MO, Linda Heil of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Jean (Belated David) Otte of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Lois Rathert of Chesterfield, MO, Jennifer (Timothy) Heller of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Two Brothers, Herbert Bauman, David Bauman; Sister, Henrietta Bartels; Grandchildren, Elizabeth Wilkerson, Todd Heil, Christina Gegg, Catherine Rozier, Kevin Otte, Dana Goodman, Sally Heil, Bailey Rathert, Kaydi Heil, Gage Heil, Abigail Heller, Etta Heller; Twelve Great-Grandchildren; Many Nieces and Nephews; Stepchildren, Pamela (David) Mazur, Leslie (George) Saab, John R. (Laurie) Orem, Nancy (John) Lyman; Step-Grandchildren, Mark Mazur, Katie McKenzie, Matt Mazur, Nicolas Lyman, Caroline Orem, Jonathan Lyman, Olivia Lyman, Margaret Orem.

She was preceded in death by Mother, Grace (Grein) Bauman; Father, Fred Bauman; First Husband, Donald Heil, Sr.; Three Brothers, Francis Bauman, Norbert Bauman, Carroll Bauman; Three Sisters, Rosemary Meyer, Rita Ramer, Jane Kniestedt.

Memorial Visitation will be at Basler Funeral Home in Sainte Genevieve, MO on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm.

Memorial Service will be at Church of Ste. Genevieve on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10:00 am.

The Clergy will be Rev. Edward Nemeth.

Burial will follow at Valle Spring Cemetery in Ste Genevieve, MO.

Memorials can be made to Ste Genevieve Museum Learning Center, Valle School Foundation, or The Foundation for The Restoration of Ste Genevieve.

She was Vice President of Don Heil Oil Company, a member of Ste. Genevieve Museum Learning Center, Director of The Foundation for the Restoration of Ste Genevieve, a member of Chamber of Commerce and The Red Hat Society.

Vernetta was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She was a fantastic cook and loved to bake. Vernetta made sure everyone was treated fairly and was a pay it forward person. She enjoyed going to Florida during the winter and was a wonderful dancer. Grandma had a passion for garage sales and visiting Goodwill.

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