Heila Katrina Caldwell, 74, of Monroe City passed away Friday, September 2, 2022 at the Monroe City Manor in Monroe City.
She was born January 2, 1948 in Hannibal, the daughter of Stephen J. and Elaine (Shaver) Wojick.
Heila married Richard W. Caldwell of Monroe City on December 27, 1997.
She was a very kind and gentle soul who loved being outside and enjoying the nice weather, gardening when possible. She also loved to spend time reading her favorite books. Her favorite thing in the entire world was spending time with her close family and friends and her grandchildren who she was so very proud of.
Heila is survived by her loving husband, a son James Fugate (Brandy) of Center. Three daughters Tammy Allen (Wendell) of Hannibal, Patty Gibbons (Ed) of Hannibal and Sheila Buckman (Dana) of Stoutsville. Two brothers Mike Wojick (Brenda) of Hannibal and Mark Holt of Texas. Three sisters Debbie Ruhl (Tom) of Hannibal, Kimberly Lewallen (Mel) of St. Louis and Donna Jacobs (Johnny) of Oklahoma. Heila also leaves behind eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, her step father William Zarick, and two infant granddaughters.
Funeral services were held on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Garner Funeral Home & Chapel in Monroe City. A visitation will be held Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. also at Garner Funeral Home.
A graveside service was held Monday, September 12, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville.
Pallbearers were Tommy Ruhl, Mike Wojick, Mel Lewellen, Wendall Ray Allen, Dana Buckman, Mat Robinson and Wendall Raymond Allen.
In lieu of Helia, donations can be made to Community Loving Care Hospice.