In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Saturday, December 21, 2013

Obituary of Mary Jane Heisterkamp

Mary Jane Heisterkamp, 73, of Morrow, Georgia, died unexpectedly on December 18, 2013 at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Georgia.

Mass of the Christian service will be at 10 a.m. on January 2, 2014, at St Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro Georgia. Burial will be at a latter date.

Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and raised in Meridian, Mississippi, Mary Jane Heisterkamp was born on June 11, 1940, the daughter of John and Mary Ellen (Davis) Kelly.  Mary Jane was united in marriage to Ronald J. Heisterkamp of Breda, Iowa, on December 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, Georgia; son Gary Heisterkamp of Morrow, Georgia; brothers in law Ralph Heisterkamp (Linda) of Lake City, Iowa, Paul Hike of Scranton, Iowa and Harlan Underberg; 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.
May Mary Jane's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mary Jane Kelly Heisterkamp

Ron Heisterkamp, husband of Mary Jane Kelly Heisterkamp, sent out a very sad e-mail this morning that Mary Jane passed away in the early morning hours. Let us remember Mary Jane and Ron and family and friends in our prayers. We shall greatly miss her kind heart and hearing from her.

O God our Father, Creator of all the living,
we entrust to Your gentle care
all those we love who have gone before us;
and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Eternal rest, grant unto Mary Jane,
O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.