Jane Warren Alling Heisel, 75, of Decatur, Texas passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at The Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation in Decatur. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Jane was born April 24, 1939, in the Presidio of California, San Francisco to Major Emery E. Alling, M.D. and wife Lois B. Alling. Graduating from Abilene High School, Abilene, Texas, in 1957, she attended the University of New Mexico and Tobe Coburn School in New York City with a vision to become a ladies’ clothing buyer. She worked in the retail industry for several years in Seattle, San Francisco, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, and Denver. She was married to Greg Heisel and settled in Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, Colorado. She changed careers to secretarial and bookkeeping work for an accountant and charitable Christian organizations such as Young Life. Becoming single again, she moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico, where she retired.
Jane was a born-again believer and long-time member of the Episcopal Church which she loved, served, and attended faithfully. She had a beautiful voice and used it to glorify her Savior. She was afflicted with Alzheimer’s six years ago. Moving to Decatur, Texas, Jane resided in assisted living and full care facilities mostly in Wise County. She was known as the “singing lady” at her last earthly residence at The Hills.
She is survived by her brother James Alling and his wife Janis of Decatur; nephew Jefferson Alling, M.D. and wife Natalie of Decatur, the parents of her great nephews and nieces Nathan, Jonathan, Hannah, and Sarah; niece J’Lynn Congdon and husband Ardy of Highland Village and his son Lee of Denton, Texas; as well as several cousins in Michigan, North Carolina, and Alabama.
Jane’s family thanks Solaris Hospice, her doctors, nurses, and attendants who were all wonderful. And special gratitude goes to The Hills staff which faithfully cared for Jane 24-7 for three years. We also appreciate the faithful ministry of the lay men and ladies of the Decatur Church of Christ who minister each Sunday morning at The Hills. That service was each week’s highlight for Jane.