Note: Salem Special, Salem, South Dakota, Thursday, July 9, 1998 The funeral mass for Leona McCormick will be Thursday, July 9, 1998 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Salem. Fr. Joseph Ripp will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be John McCormick, Tom McCormick, Steve Heumiller, Tim Heumiller, Matthew McCormick, and Duane Fischer. Leona M. Heumiller was born March 28, 1928 at Salem, SD to Joseph and Anna (Discher) Heumiller. She grew up in Salem and attended St. Mary's schools, graduating from St. Mary's high school. She married Philip McCormick at Salem on October 23, 1950. She worked alongside her husband for many years at McCormick Motors Ford in Salem. Her husband died April 8, 1988. She continued to live in Salem until her death. Leona passed away on Monday, July 6, 1998 in McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD. She had reached the age of 70 years, 3 months and 8 days. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Salem, the Christian Mothers, the National Catholic Society of Foresters, the Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Salem Senior Citizens. Survivors include five sons; Mike and his wife Kay, Bob, William, Philip and his wife Angela, all of Salem; Kevin and his wife Jane of Forest Lake, Minnesota; two daughters, Carole McCormick and Roger Wanek of DeForest, Wisconsin; Mary Jo and husband Bill Oertli of Rochester, Minnesota; ten grandchildren; one sister in law, Bernice McCormick of Salem; one brother in law, Charles McCormick of Emery, SD; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Charles and Clement, and two sisters, Catherine and Madeline. ARTICLE TAKEN FROM "100 YEARS OF FAITH 1885-1985" PUBLISHED BY ST MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, SALEM, SOUTH DAKOTA IN 1985. LEONA HEUMILLER MARRIED PHILIP MC CORMICK ON OCT 23, 1950. THEY HAVE SEVEN CHILDREN: MICHAEL MC CORMICK MARRIED KAY RAYMAN ON APRIL 7, 1973 AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN. ROBERT MC CORMICK IS NOT MARRIED AND WORKS AT THE MC CORMICK FORD GARAGE. CAROLE MC CORMICK IS NOT MARRIED AND IS A TRAVELING NURSE NOW WORKING IN PORTLAND, OREGON. MARY JO MC CORMICK MARRIED WILLIAM OERTILLI ON MAY 20, 1983 AND HAVE ONE CHILD. WILLIAM MC CORMICK IS NOT MARRIED AND IS A CPA. KEVIN AND PHILIP JR MC CORMICK ARE NOT MARRIED AND ARE GOING TO COLLEGE.
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