Obituary: Betty Ann Heard

May 28, 1931 – March 28, 2020

It is with saddened hearts we share that our mother, Betty Ann Heard, 88, died March 28, 2020. She went peacefully in her sleep as she hoped would happen. Our mom lived for the past year in an apartment at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Everyone there took such wonderful care of her, and for that, our whole family is very grateful.

She and our dad, Jim Heard Sr., retired to Ellison Bay 32 years ago from McHenry, Illinois. They felt this was their “heaven on earth.” Mom did volunteering, was very active with Alanon and cared for our Dad, who had Parkinson’s disease the last 10 years of his life. He died 11 years ago.

Betty Ann is survived by her children, Betty (Tom) Thompson, Jim (Janet) Heard Jr., Joyce (Dave) Miller, all of McHenry, Illinois, John (Vicky) Heard of St. Louis, Missouri, and Diane (Jeff) Levison, of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She will also be deeply missed by her 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, with number nine due in August.

A celebration of life will be held later.

In honor of our mother, donations to the Shepherd of the Bay Memorial Fund (P.O. Box 27, Ellison Bay, WI 54210) would be greatly appreciated.

Casperson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sister Bay is assisting the Heard family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Betty Ann can be shared through her tribute page at


Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church
11836 Hwy 42 | MAIL TO: P.O. Box 27, Ellison Bay WI 54210
Tel: 920.854.2988

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