Rosemary VanTifflin Carpenter Heidel, 77, of Independence, Missouri, joined our father in Heaven, after a long illness, on September 23, 2011.

Rosemary VanTifflin Carpenter Heidel, 77, of Independence, Missouri, joined our father in Heaven, after a long illness, on September 23, 2011.


She was a devoted wife, mom, and grandma.


Rosemary leaves behind her husband, Gus Heidel; three daughters: Debbie Humbel, Cheryl McElroy, and Tiffany Heinerikson.  She also leaves seven grandchildren, four nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Rodney.


A gathering of family and friends is planned from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2011, at the Noland Road Chapel.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation.


Rosemary will be forever in our hearts.


Fond memories and condolences fro the family may be left at www.nolandroadchapel.com.


Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Noland Road Chapel, 509 S. Noland Road, Independence, MO  64050  816-252-8900.