Carol “Maurlyn” Heppner

Alton | Wednesday, December 31 2014

Carol “Maurlyn” Heppner, age 86, of Alton, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at Eunice Smith Home with her family by her side.

She was born July 18, 1928, in Alton, the daughter of Leland F. and Sylvia “Lillian” (Miller) Laux. She married Earl L. Heppner on April 28, 1951, in Alton, and he preceded her in death on December 8, 1998.

Maurlyn  had worked at Bell Telephone Co. in Alton. She enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Piecemakers quilting group at the Senior Center. Maurlyn was a lifelong member of College Ave. Presbyterian Church, having served as a Sunday School and VBS teacher, choir  member, and was Deacon several times. She was an excellent baker, known for her cookies and pies. Her greatest joy and focus of her life was her family.

She is survived by two children, James and Debbie Heppner of Godfrey, and Jane Heppner of Orlando, FL; two sisters, Gaile and James George of Hamel, and Maxine Willis of Winchester, VA; a brother, James and Jerry Laux of Alton; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Laux of Alton, and JoAnn Laux of Nixa, MO; two grandchildren, Jacob Heppner and Anna Heppner of Alton; a great-grandchild, Irelynn Heppner-Settles of Alton; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Earl; she is preceded in death by two brothers, David Laux and Leland Laux.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 4, 2015, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 5, 2015, at 11:30 am,  at College Ave. Presbyterian Church in Alton with Rev. Dale Jackson officiating.

Burial will take place at Valhalla Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to College Ave. Presbyterian Church.

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton has assisted the family with arrangements.  

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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