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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Elizabeth Mary Heiland
December 7, 1942 - February 17, 2015

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Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - St. Cecilia Church - 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-725-1240 - Map
Cemetery - Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - 3301 West Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA 19038 - 215-247-0691 - Map
Family Florist - Sally’s Flowers - 7950 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-722-4500 - Map
Donation - Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement - 125 South 9th Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107 - 877-533-3443 - Map

Elizabeth Mary Heiland a resident of Jensen Beach, Florida and Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, formerly of the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Treasure Coast Hospice. She was 72 years old. Elizabeth was born December 7, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late John Joseph Schick and the late Elizabeth M. Schick (nee - Downey). She is the beloved wife of Robert J. Heiland; Mother of Daniel J. Heiland and Robert C. Heiland. She was predeceased by her brothers Joseph and John Schick.

Betty was born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia. She attended St. Martin of Tours and was a 1961 graduate of Little Flower High School. She went to work for Bell Telephone after school and Sears on Roosevelt Boulevard. Betty went back to school to become a licensed Hair Dresser and started her own salon “Glamourous U” in the Fox Chase Section of Philadelphia. She later went to work for Proctor and Gamble before retiring. Betty met Robert at a party in 1958. They fell in love and were married in September of 1963 at St. Martin of Tours Parish. They raised their sons in Fox Chase. After retirement they spent ten years in Las Vegas, NV. They moved to Huntingdon Valley, PA and Jensen Beach, FL in 2010. Betty loved to travel and spend her time with the family and friends.

Relatives and friends were invited to her viewing on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. and prayer service at 8:00 P.M. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046. Relatives and friends were also invited to her Funeral Mass on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Cecilia Church, 535 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111 Her graveside service followed at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3301 West Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA 19038.

Religious services were conducted by Father Thomas M. Higgins from Holy Innocents Parish.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement (Cancer Research), 125 South 9th Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Family flowers arranged by Sally’s Flowers 215-722-4500.

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