Ollia “Mae” Heitman, 89, Butler, Missouri, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, Missouri with burial in Green Lawn Cemetery in Rich Hill, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 10 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Midwest Hemophilia Association.
Mae was born March 3, 1924 in Butler, Missouri, the daughter of Leonard William and Iva Myrtle (Woodall) Hough. Before she was 16, she worked as a nurse for the Bates County Memorial Hospital and also for Dr. Maser. Mae married Acie Heitman on October 2, 1944. She then modeled for Adler’s clothes line at the Milburn Country Club in Kansas City in the 1940’s. She and her husband owned and operated Heitman Concrete Construction Co. in Kansas City, Missouri that formed, poured and finished a lot of concrete in the Country Club Plaza area.
They moved to Butler in 1963 and owned and operated a farm where they raised Black Angus cattle. The farm is still in operation today. Mae retired from Bates County Memorial Hospital in June, 2008, where she had worked in the lab. She was a member of Rotary, American Medical Technologists “AMT”, Bates County Democrat, Ladies Auxiliary VFW, and the Blood Drive.
Mae was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Lucile Bledsoe, Gladys Vasser and Mary King; an infant brother, John William Hough; brothers, Leonard “Buck” Hough, Eugene “Red” Hough and Bill Hough and one nephew, Ronnie Hough. She is survived by nephew, Randy Hough (Lisa), niece, DiAnn Bennett (Jr.), Sandy Rice (Terry), Jeannie Bartimus (Greg), nephew, Mike Hough (Becky), all of Butler, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Geneva Hough-Zinn, Butler, Melba Hough, Appleton City, Missouri; other relatives and friends; and her special angels, care givers, Annie Cumpton and Sam Hopes.