Houghton --- Geraldine “Gerry” May Elrod Heinz of Salemburg, North Carolina and a former resident of Houghton went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 16, 2018. She was born on May 7, 1925 in Akron, Ohio, a daughter of the late William and Flossie Elrod. In 1944 she married Daniel Alexander Heinz who predeceased her in November of 1996.
Gerry attended Houghton College where she met and married Daniel Alexander Heinz. She was a dedicated pastor’s wife who enjoyed working with the music programs in each of the churches that they served together in from 1944 to 1993.
In 1993, Gerry and Dan moved to North Carolina to be near their grandchildren who they loved spending time with.
Gerry was an active member of the local church in Salemburg, NC, the garden club, and the women’s bible study group.
Surviving are two children, Dan (Kaye) Heinz of Salemburg, North Carolina, Don Heinz of Rochester, three grandchildren, Daniel and his wife Melissa, Allyson, and Anna all of North Carolina.
In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by daughter, Barbara Kathleen Heinz in 1996, two sisters, Eunice Barnes and Kathleen Barnes and a brother Bennett Elrod.
A private ceremony will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Houghton.
Memorials if desired to: Houghton College, Daniel A. Heinz Ministerial Scholarship Fund