In Memory of Doris (Heilman) Still

Doris (Heilman) Still
Doris (Heilman) Still
Born: May 15, 1924
Died: January 26, 2020
Age: 95
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Doris (Heilman) Still
May 15, 1924 - January 26, 2020
From: Battle Creek, IA | Originally: Cushing, IA

Doris (Heilman) Still, age 95, of Battle Creek, Iowa (formerly of Cushing, Iowa) passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Willow Dale Wellness Village of Battle Creek, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the United Methodist Church of Cushing, Iowa. Pastor Kim Crummer will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Cushing Cemetery of Cushing, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

     Doris Elaine Heilman, the third of seven children, was born May 15, 1924, at the farm home southwest of Holstein, Iowa, in Battle township.  Her parents were Harry and Eva (Baumann) Heilman.  She attended grade school at Battle No. 2, and graduated from Cushing High School in 1941, then attended Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, and taught rural schools for four years.

     On March 16, l947, she married Everett Still. The couple farmed near Ida Grove until 1960. Their farm home was completely destroyed by fire in February l959. In July of that year, they purchased a farm near Cushing where they lived and worked together. In l984 they retired from farming.

     Doris and Everett were members of the Cushing Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, held offices with the U.M.W., and served as church treasurer for 28 years.  She sat on the election board for 24 years and was always interested in politics. She was a 4-H leader and spent 35 years exhibiting in open classes at county fairs. She loved games, puzzles, reading, embroidery, and golf. Most of all, she loved bowling. She bowled partners with her father, husband, sister Ruth, daughter Shelley, and many others. She made many new friends through bowling.

     She is survived by her children Shirley (Allen) Todd and Dennis (Jeannette) Still, all of Cushing, Sharon Hart of Ft. Dodge, and Shelley (Brian) Malcom of Ida Grove; grandchildren Jason (Chris) Still of Moville, Jody (Dusty) Herbold of  Kingsley, Justin (Abby) Still of Cushing, Robbie (Jeanette) Todd of Ida Grove, Rex (Jennifer) Todd of Cushing, Wade (Brook) Hart of Iowa Falls, Lindsay (Judd) Foth of Humboldt, Dylan Malcom of Sioux City, Gabe Malcom of Cedar Rapids, Beau Malcom of Ida Grove; great-grandchildren Halle and Alec Still; Colton and McKenna Herbold; Raelynn and Elias Still; Matthew, Caitlin, Jacob, and Abigail Todd; Maddison, Brayden, and Ashton Todd; Tate and Braelyn Hart; Tristyn, Brody, and Tenley Foth; sister Wilma Hammer of Arthur and brothers Bob (Marilyn) Heilman of Cushing and Dan (Shirley) Heilman of Logan, New Mexico; sisters-in-law Audrey (Walter) Kent of Lompoc, California, Jeanette Heilman of Rockwell City, and Jean Still of Spencer; brother-in-law Marvin (Bette) Still of Sioux City.

     She was preceded in death by her husband Everett Still; parents Harry and Eva Heilman; parents-in-law Lee and Nellie Still; son-in-law Michael Hart; brothers John (Sylvia) Heilman; Ross Heilman; sister Ruth (George) Hoffman; in-laws Gladys (Jay) Bower, Glen (Phyllis) Still, Doris (Garth) Lacey, Lila (LeRoy) Burk, June Grieve, and Ronald Still.


10:30 a.m., Saturday
February 1, 2020
United Methodist Church
Cushing, Iowa


Pastor Kim Crummer


Jason Still
Jody Herbold
Justin Still
Robbie Todd
Rex Todd
Wade Hart
Lindsay Foth
Dylan Malcom
Gabe Malcom
Beau Malcom


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday
January 31, 2020
Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


"Come to Jesus" ~ duet
"Spirit Song" ~ solo
"Hymn of Promise" ~ congregationl hymn

Katie Pacza, Tracy Johnson & Trisha Hoffman, Musicians


Cushing Cemetery
Cushing, Iowa


Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:38 PM
“So sorry to hear about Doris passing, our condolences Anne & Kenny”
- Anne Thornhill
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:38 PM
“So sorry to hear about Aunt Doris.She was a fantastic lady.she wiil be missed.”
- Sandra(Heilman)Wardell
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:18 AM
“Treasure your memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.Larry and Pat”
- Larry Rector and Pat Mildenstein-Rector
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:18 AM
“Dylan I am sorry for your loss”
- Lauren ketelsen
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:18 AM
“Doris was my 4-H leader and she taught me so much. I will always be grateful to her for sharing her talents with us. ”
- Robin (Law) Corzilius
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 3:31 PM
“I’m so sorry to hear of Doris’ passing! She was a great lady and always enjoyed talking with her. My love and prayers to your family!”
- Kay Nicholson Chrisriansen
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM
“My deepest sympathy goes to the family. She was a great woman.”
- Cheryl Klein
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM
“What a wonderful lady and so much fun on Memorial Day picnics. She will be missed”
- Vicki (Heilman) Hannon
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