Marsha Anne Heims

Marsha Anne Heims

Marsha Anne Heims

Mount Vernon

Marsha Anne Heims, 76, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at the Lisbon United Methodist Church, Lisbon, Iowa, by the Rev. Josh Swaim. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon. Burial: Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Those unable to attend are invited to watch the service via livestream. Please find the livestream link on Marsha’s Tribute Wall and share your support and memories with her family at under obituaries.

Survivors include her husband, John; mother, Mary Viter; children, Gary (Kim Harmel), Doug (Hayley) and Jason; grandchildren, Trevor (Rebecca), Kaysi, Emily, Nathan (Ashley) and Colby; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Paris, Noah, Keila, T.J., Hunter, Remington, Jeremiah Joseph and Rayne; brother, Gary Viter; sister, Cindy (Paula Calmer) Viter; nieces, Stephanie Viter and Brandi (Lee Pitlik) Viter-Pitlik; and great-nephews, Henry and Ben.

Other survivors include brothers-in-law, Paul (Sandy), Bob (Julie), Mike (Linda), Tommy (Jan), Dave (Diane), Leroy (Brenda) and Danny; sisters-in-law, Vivian (Tom), Mary (Dave), Pat (Bob), Judy and JoAnne; and many other beloved family members and friends.

Marsha was born on Nov. 11, 1946, the daughter of Ward and Mary (Brawner) Viter, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1964. On July 9, 1966, she married John H. Heims. In her earlier years, she did babysitting, worked as a waitress and with her mom at Viter Upholstery. Her favorite job was as a demonstrator handing out samples in area stores, where Marsha loved meeting people and was adored by many customers.

Generous and giving are just a few words to describe her as she would do anything for others. Marsha placed great value on her faith, family and friends. She was a member of the Lisbon United Methodist Church, where she attended for many years. Marsha enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She joyfully hosted family get-togethers where everyone gathered to be together and share a meal. Marsha enjoyed NASCAR, horse races (the Kentucky Derby in particular), attending church events, and supporting the Arbor Day Foundation and the National American Indian Museum. Her beauty and love will be missed by all who had the honor to know her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ward Viter; grandmother, Daisy Fern Brawner; sister-in-law, LeAnn Viter; uncles, Arnold and Dean Brawner; aunt, Melba Winegar; in-laws, Alyosius and Winifred Heims; and brothers-in-law, Alfred and Jim.

Memorials are suggested to the Lisbon United Methodist Church or the Lisbon/Mount Vernon Ambulance Service.

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