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Heather L. Began

October 7, 1993 October 5, 2019
Heather L. Began
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Heather L. Began, 25, of Avondale, AZ, formerly of Altamont, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019, in Phoenix, AZ, as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Cornerstone Christian Church, Effingham with Pastor Jim Nash officiating. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m., Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the church. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Memorials may be made to a scholarship to be established in Heather’s name. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Heather was born in Effingham, IL on Thursday, October 7, 1993 to Robert and Julie (Osteen) Began. She was a graduate of Altamont Community High School, Lake Land College and Eastern Illinois University. She was a first-grade teacher at Estrella Vista Elementary School in Avondale, AZ. Heather was a member of Christ Church of the Valley, Avondale Campus. She enjoyed volunteer work in the children’s program and other missionary work beyond that. She volunteered at the Nino Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix, AZ. She loved hiking, camping, and tubing. She loved to learn, explore, live life to the fullest, and was always awaiting the next adventure.

In addition to her parents, Heather is survived by; her sister, Hannah Began, Altamont; maternal grandparents, Buddy (Judi) Osteen, Altamont; paternal grandparents, Tom and Ann Began, Effingham; aunts and uncles, Ryan (Kirsten) Osteen, Altamont, Dustin Osteen, Effingham, Nancy (Marty) Huskey, Vandalia, Mike (Alison) Began, Watson; as well as many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Margie Osteen.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com


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Visitation

Sunday

13

Oct

3:00 PM 10/13/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Cornerstone Christian Church

3600 South Banker
Effingham, IL 62401

Cornerstone Christian Church
3600 South Banker Effingham 62401 IL
United States

Service

Monday

14

Oct

10:00 AM 10/14/2019 10:00:00 AM
Cornerstone Christian Church

3600 South Banker
Effingham, IL 62401

Cornerstone Christian Church
3600 South Banker Effingham 62401 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Union Cemetery Final Resting Place

10641 North 300th Street
Altamont, IL 62411

10641 North 300th Street Altamont 62411 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Heather Began Education Fund

P.O. Box #1211
Effingham, IL 62401
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