Theresa H. Heise, 85, passed away on Aug. 16, 2014

Theresa H. (Navinskey) Heise, 85, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in El Dorado.
Visitation with family will be 6-7 p.m., rosary will follow at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado. Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at St John’s Catholic Church in El Dorado. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. at Ascension Cemetery, Wichita.
Theresa was born Jan. 4, 1929, on a farm near Easton in Leavenworth County, Kan., the only child of John and Lucille (Hall) Navinskey. She graduated from Easton High School in 1947 and  attended Kansas State University, graduating with a BS degree in elementary education.
Theresa was united in marriage to Harold D. Heise on Aug. 6, 1949 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Easton, Kan. They had two sons, Rick A. and Ronn D. Heise.  She began her teaching career in Westmoreland, Kan. and taught there for 15 years. After moving to El Dorado, Theresa taught second and third grades at Washington and Skelly Schools. In 1968 she received a Masters Degree in Education from Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia. In 1993 after 44 years of teaching. Theresa retired from USD 490 in El Dorado. She was a lifelong member of Delta Kappa Gamma
Survivors include: husband, Harold; son, Rick (Jane) Heise; grandchildren ,John (Ann) Heise, Dan (Alleah) Heise, Ashley Heise, Brad (Dani) Heise and Alexis Heise and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lucille Navinskey; son Ronn and his wife Paula.
In lieu of flowers. a memorial has been established with St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Condolences may be sent to