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In Memory of

Carl William Heathman

June 4, 1924 - January 28, 2018

Obituary


Carl William Heathman, 93, of Shawnee, Kansas went to be with our Lord on January 28, 2018. A celebration of his life will be at Chapel Hill - Butler Funeral Home, 701 N 94th St, Kansas City, Kansas on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m, with a visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. preceding the service. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Masonic Home, 402 S. Martinson St., Wichita, KS 67213 or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900...

Carl William Heathman, 93, of Shawnee, Kansas went to be with our Lord on January 28, 2018. A celebration of his life will be at Chapel Hill - Butler Funeral Home, 701 N 94th St, Kansas City, Kansas on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m, with a visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. preceding the service. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Masonic Home, 402 S. Martinson St., Wichita, KS 67213 or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607
Carl was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Carl R. and Mabel Heathman on June 4, 1924. Carl grew up in the Wyandotte area and as a young child, held many different jobs to help his family. After graduating from Wyandotte High School, he was drafted into the Navy, and soon after received an honorable discharge. This is when he began his long career working for Proctor and Gamble. He rose quickly to management level at Proctors and was there happily for over 39 years. Carl worked hard and smart, he cared for his workers and their safety. He was a trouble shooter in almost every department at the Kansas factory. While moving up in the company Carl met the love of his life, Nellie and married her on April 2, 1968. Nellie and Carl loved adventure; together they traveled, hunted and fished. It should be said that they were both excellent fishermen. Carl and Nellie moved to Shawnee in 1993 to be closer to their family. Carl was a Brother in the Kansas Free Masons of Wyandotte Lodge #3 for over 70 years.
He was a loving father to Shirley Douglas, a devoted Grandfather to Brett and Michael (Karen) Douglas, and a proud Great grandpa to Logan and Madison Douglas. They called him Papa and he will be unbelievably missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert, sister, Sherry Hoover, son-in-law, Fredrick Douglas and his faithful wife, Nellie. Carl will be lovingly remembered by his brother Gerald (Connie), nephews James (Kim), Gary (Lois), Gerald (Gayle) and niece Connie Standiford, and many wonderful neighbors he called friends. Carl was an extraordinary man who lived a wonderful life. He worked hard, was devoted to his wife and loved his family. We will all miss him for different reasons but most of all he will be missed for his unending knowledge of everything and his great life stories.