SIKESTON -- Julie Ann Heppe, age 44, of Sikeston, died at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at her home following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 18, 1967, in Gary, Ind., to Nell Mason Lowe of Sikeston and the late Don Lowe, she was a 1986 graduate of Sikeston High School and in 1992 graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a liberal arts degree in elementary education. She taught second grade for two years at Southeast Elementary School in Sikeston.
She started Julie Heppe Photography Studio in Charleston in 1994. In 2008, she won the Fugi Masterpiece Photography Award and in 2009 was awarded the Children's International Photography Award for her work. She was a spokesperson and volunteer organizer for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Sikeston for several years. She was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston.
On Jan. 9, 1988, in Sikeston, she married Dewey K. Heppe who survives of the home.
Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by: one daughter, Rebecca G. Heppe of the home; one brother, Chris Lowe of Sikeston; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Linda Peterson of Red Oak, Texas, and Michell and Tim Anglemyer of Ovilla, Texas; and her mother-in-law, Nina Heppe of Charleston.
Besides her father, she was also preceded in death by her father-in-law, M. Dewey Heppe.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with Johnny Hester and Pat Hogan officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at: www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com.
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may be made to:
Rebecca Heppe Trust Fund
c/o Citizens Bank
207 E. Commercial St.
Charleston, MO 63834
Angel Flight Central
Charles B. Wheeler
10 Richards Road
Kansas City, MO 64116