Marianna Brogden Heerschap, of Largo, Florida was called to heaven on June 7, 2013.
She was born to the late Vernon & Faith Brogden, January 20, 1930, in Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a sociology degree and a teaching certificate. She married Edward L. Heerschap in 1952 and lived in Decatur, GA before relocating to Largo, Florida in 1969.
She was a dedicated Christian wife and mother for 61 years always looking after others. She loved working with children all her life – helping in the church nursery when she was a teenager, working with troubled youth in college, teaching elementary school before beginning a family, leading a Cub Scout troop and Pioneer Girls group. She also led a neighborhood Bible Book Club as well as being a Grandma who loved to play games with her grandkids!
Marianna is survived by her husband, Edward. Five children and their families: Michael Heerschap of Tierra Verde, FL; Tom Heerschap of Tampa, FL; Laurie Kilgore of Berea, KY; Dick Heerschap of Staunton, VA and Lynne Smith of Peachtree City, GA; seventeen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She joins one grandson in heaven.
A graveside service will be held at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park on June 10, 2013. For information, please call Moss Feaster Funeral Home 727-562-2080.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Suncoast Community Church, 12855 110th Ave N, Largo, FL 33774 or Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760.