December 24, 2013


Mary Jane Heisterkamp, 73, of Morrow, Ga., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Ga.

Mass of the Christian service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro, Ga. Burial will be at a later date.

A daughter of John and Mary Ellen (Davis) Kelly, Mary Jane was born June 11, 1940, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and raised in Meridian, Miss. She married Ronald J. Heisterkamp on Dec. 18, 1965. Known to everyone as "Ron and Mary Jane," they were married for 48 years until her untimely passing.

Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Ron; daughter Virginia Dulaney (Andy) of Covington, Ga.; son Gary Heisterkamp of Charleston, S.C.; brothers-in-law Ralph Heisterkamp (Linda) of Lake City, Iowa, Paul Hike of Scranton, Iowa, and Harlan Underberg of Carroll, Iowa; sisters-in-law Marilyn Babe (Rudy) of Breda, Iowa, and Mary Heisterkamp of Coon Rapids, Iowa; along with many others.

Mary Jane is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Ellen; parents-in-law, Edgar and Dorothy Heisterkamp; brothers-in-law Donald and Edward Heisterkamp; and sisters-in-law Charlotte (Hike), Donna (Underbred) and Nancy Heisterkamp.