Private family services will be held at graveside a later date.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
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Interment of his cremains will be in the Vandalia Cemetery on Monday, February 2, 2009.
James E. "Jim" Heim passed away at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. Jim was educated in the Vandalia schools and after graduation from Vandalia High School, attended the University of Missouri, Columbia where he received his bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering in June 1961. After graduation, he entered the U. S. Air Force where he served as a radar maintenance officer until 1963. Jim was engaged in the farming business for several years prior to entering the University of Missouri Law School in Columbia. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in September 1968 after receiving his law degree from the University in June of that year. After several years of association with local law firms and involvement in the operation of the Audrain County Title Company, Jim is best known and remembered for his service to the community as judge of the Audrain County Probate and Magistrate Court. He served for 16 years after being first elected in 1974. Over the years, Jim was active in various county organizations and made charitable contributions to many more. He felt strongly that education was important to our future as individuals and as a community.
Born: August 28, 1927 in Vandalia, Missouri the son of Charles Ogle and Mary Ethel (Wright) Heim.
Survivors include: one sister: Roxie Mariette Renner of Vandalia, Missouri; one niece: Mary Ann Heim Hall; two nephews: Charles and Bill Heim; many great-nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents; two brothers: Lt. William Ogle Heim and John W. Heim.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Van-Far Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund, in care of the First National Bank of Audrain County.