Mary Helen Mullersman was born in Fredericktown, Missouri on May 1, 1930 to the late Mary  Elizabeth “Betty” (Sebastian) and Frank Mullersman.

Beloved wife to the late Melvin Lewis Heinkel, loving mother to Karen Garland, John Heinkel, James Heinkel, Linda Tipton, and Joseph Heinkel.

Grandmother to Elizabeth Heinkel, Joseph Heinkel, Laura Garland, Edward Heinkel, Jennifer Heinkel, John Garland, Brett Heinkel, Jessica Tipton, Brendan Heinkel, and Rose Tipton.

Great Grandmother to Heidi Heinkel, Luke Heinkel, Elric and Cedric Garland.  Sister, Cousin, Aunt, Great Aunt, Friend and second Mother to many.

Mary graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing (Alton, Illinois) as a Registered Nurse.  She began her nursing  career at John Cochran Veterans Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.  Mary continued her career at St. Louis City Hospital in the field of Nuclear Medicine until the hospital closed its doors in 1985.

Mary’s nursing career continued till the end of her life as she spent her golden years caring for her family, friends, and anyone who crossed her path. Mary Helen truly had a “nurses heart!”

She had a zest for life and a spirit that will continue to live on through everyone she touched during her 91 years of life.

Mary Helen Heinkel lost her battle with cancer on December 26, 2021.

Visitation: Monday, January 3, 2022 at Michel Funeral Home 5930 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139 from 9 am – 12 pm.

Interment:  Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.