CURTIS --?Edith M. Tatum-Heagney, 86, died Saturday (June 16, 2007) at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis.
She was born May 28, 1921, to Eli and Emma A. (Parker) Raney at Wallace. She grew up and attended school in Wallace.
On Oct. 12, 1938, she married Bert V. Tatum at Julesburg, Colo. She served as school district treasurer and worked at the Goodall plant in Sutherland making condensers for the war effort. They moved their family to Curtis from Sarben in August 1956, after his appointment as Relief Foreman for the Union Pacific Railroad.
Following her husband's death on Feb. 15, 1958, she went to work as a waitress at the Aggie Inn and later as a store clerk at Skogmos and then O'Connor's Dime Store.
On Nov. 17, 1967, she married Leo Heagney at Curtis. He died on Oct. 25, 1995.
She was a Girl Scout leader, a M.T.F sponsor, and a "clown" leader for the Halloween Parade.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Bert Tatum and Leo Heagney; two infant sisters; a daughter, Alice Walker; and daughter-in-law, Sue Tatum.
Survivors include her children Marion and wife, Karen Tatum of Gothenburg, Joyce and husband, Dallas Petersen of Curtis, David Tatum of Detroit, Mich., and Gladys and husband, Mike Krikac of Hastings; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Curtis with Rev. Kevin Burkhardt officiating. Burial will be in Morning View Cemetery in Wallace.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m. at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis. Online condolences maybe sent to the family at www.blasestrauser.com.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Curtis.
Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Curtis is in charge of arrangements.