Marialice  Heck
Marialice Heck

November 2, 1924 - April 12, 2016
Born in Cincinnati, OH
Resided in Cincinnati, OH


Marialice Heck (nee Woestman), 91, beloved wife of the late Paul Heck, and devoted daughter of Harry Woestman and Florence Woestman (nee Ireland), passed away peacefully immediately after receiving the sacrament of the Last Rites, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

She is preceded in death by her siblings Florence (Bob) Rickling, Jack (Kathleen) Woestman, and Joan (Harry) Putman. Marialice is survived by her seven children, Marianne Heck, Cathy (Bill) Miller, Joseph (Patricia) Heck, Donna (Jack) Owen, John Heck, Paula (Joe) Baldwin, and Sue Heck, 27 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild with another on the way.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2016, from 4-6 p.m., at Gilligan Funeral Home, 8225 Montgomery Road in Kenwood. Funeral mass will be held on Monday morning, April 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E Kemper Road.

Marialice was born on November 2, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Our Lady of Cincinnati College (Edgecliff College) in 1945 with a degree in Chemistry and worked as a Medical Technologist at the Veterans' Hospital. In 1948, she married Paul Heck, a graduate of Xavier University and a Master Sergeant of the Army Airforce upon his return from World War II. After raising seven children, Marialice volunteered weekly for 28 years at the Meadowbrook Nursing Home leading the rosary and distributing communion to the residents. When husband Paul retired, they delivered Meals on Wheels daily to shut-ins for many years.

Marialice devoutly went to church every morning for 30+ years, at Good Shepherd Church, Monday through Friday, and on Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings.

She was a devoted wife and mother as well as a devout Catholic. She was a great example to all. She will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren. She was our angel on earth.




Gilligan Funeral Home, Kenwood
8225 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45236
Sunday, April 17, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
8815 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Monday, April 18, 2016
10:00 AM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
11000 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Section: 21
Lot: 60
Monday, April 18, 2016