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William Heinlein October 18, 1934 - October 30, 2020

William King Heinlein, age 86 of Bruner, Missouri, passed away Friday morning October 30, 2020 in his home.  He was born October 18, 1934 in Ava, Missouri to Loy and Corintha (King) Heinlein.  On June 27, 1964 William was united in marriage to Joan (Cross) Heinlein.

William proudly served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged after 2 years of service.  After 33 years of dedicated service with Dayco Industries in Springfield, Missouri, William retired.  William loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and working in his sharpening shop.  He will be sadly missed but his memory will live on forever in the hearts of his family.

William is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan; one daughter Cheryl Mitchell and husband Mike of Chadwick; son Terry Heinlein and wife Daryla of Ava; grandsons, Corey  Mitchell and wife Kelsey, Colby Mitchell and wife Gabrielle, Steven Heinlein and wife Jennifer; Matthew Heinlein and wife Becky; Michael Heinlein and wife Brianna; 12 great-grandchildren including 1 month old Violet Mitchell;  two sisters Ellen Lakey of Ava and Lela Orr of Washington State;  as well as his beloved dog Lightning.  William was preceded in death by his parents, brother Loy Heinlein and granddaughter Shelly Fesler.

Graveside funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 2, 2020in Bruner Cemetery with Pastor Darrell Mead officiating and full military honors. Arrangements under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


Effective October 21, 2020 through December 31, 2020 the City of Ozark, Missouri issued a mask ordinance. A requirement to wear face coverings when in public, for the purpose of preventing or limiting the spread of COVID-19. Barnes Funeral Home is following the ordinance and recommend social distance guidelines. The family and staff thank you in advance, for your understanding during these difficult times.





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    john pellham says

    May Gods blessings fill the void you have left. to all the family and friends. You were a special friend to me and my Daughter.

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    Mary Beth Phillips says

    What a wonderful friend, neighbor ,and man he was, William was all of those Love you all. Gene & Mary Beth.

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    Ralph Phillips says

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

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    Deborah and Terry Mc Haffie says

    So sorry for loss your loss, Prayers for all of you. Terry and Deborah McHaffie

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    John Mindock says

    Good Bye William. Whenever I am cutting firewood, I will fondly remember the times we did that together.

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    Harold and Jeanette Sawyer says

    Our heartfelt love is with you and your family. You are in our prayers.

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    Ric Engelhardt says

    You and your family are in our prayers.

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    Susan Lopez says

    William will be greatly missed, he was a great neighbor and a wonderful man Our sincere sympathy.