Ada C. Heinson, age 97, died early Wednesday morning, September 19, 2012, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
She was born April 6, 1915, in rural Blaine County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ray C. and Edwina Gertrude “Daisy” (Smith) Latta. As a young girl she attended school in Cedar Vale and Sedan, Kansas. She later attended Kansas State University and Emporia State University receiving her masters degree in Home Education. Upon completion of her education in 1948 she moved to Meade County from Kismet where she has made her home and began working as the Meade County Extension agent in 1950. She later began her career as a school teacher and counselor, having taught in the Kismet, Happy Hill, Osborne, and Pawnee Heights schools.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Meade. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, and spending time with her family and friends.
On September 7, 1950, she married Cecil G. Heinson at Clovis, New Mexico. He precedes her in death on May 2, 1992.
She is survived by:
A son, David Heinson of rural Meade, Kansas
A daughter, Jan Sims and husband Pat of rural Meade, Kansas
Ten grandchildren 5 great-grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; four brothers, Irving, Joe, Quentin, and Chauncey Latta; and a sister, Kathleen McClellan.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, with the Reverend Lynn E. Spencer presiding. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will follow in the Atwater Cemetery, rural Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Hospice of the Prairie in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com