Ana Morgan Weill, 74, passed away August 28, 2017, in Bloomington, IN, after battling cancer.
Born in Evanston, IL, in 1942 to Mary Morgan Weill and Ernest A. Weill III, she graduated from Owensboro High School in 1960, married Kenneth Heichelbech in 1961, and went on to raise seven children there and later in Rockport, IN. Ana earned a Bachelor in Psychology with a minor in Music from the University of Evansville, IN, in 1989, and worked as a victim’s advocate in Owensboro, KY.
Ana had keen interests in homemaking and history, evidenced by her love of books such as the Little House on the Prairie series. In that spirit, she made many of her children’s clothes, dolls, and toys as well as butter, wine, candles and quilts, and was a superb and intrepid cook. After moving to Indiana in 1982, Ana worked in state and national parks in Spencer County as an historical interpreter, where she loved connecting with visitors over 19th century history.
After moving to Bloomington in 1997, she met her second husband, antiques expert William Lawrence. They were married in 2001 and enjoyed many happy years of retirement, collecting antiques and exploring history together.
Ana will be remembered for her inquisitiveness; her fondness for humor, history and literature; her beautiful singing voice and her giving nature, to which her many friends can attest. An accomplished cook, historian, and expert on all things fabric and lace, Ana lived a very full and interesting life.
She is survived by four siblings: Ernie Weill (LeeAnn), Larry Weill (Jennie), Rhoda Weill (Cheryl), and Linda Goates Davis (Scott); seven children: Mary Vacherweill (Mary Ann), John Heichelbech (Jenny), Liz Heichelbech (Iris), Jude Heichelbech (David), Vince Heichelbech (DeeDee), Brendan Heichelbech (Amy), Rose Heichelbech; six grandchildren: Sam, Eli and Julian Heichelbech, and Matthew, Henry and Margaret Vacherweill; three nieces and three nephews. She is predeceased by her parents and her younger brother, Bruce Weill. She will be dearly missed by her many friends and family across the country.
Friends and family are encouraged to hold private memorial services. A Celebration of Life is also planned by friends at St. Mark’s Church in Bloomington, IN, Saturday, September 9th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (100 N St. Rd. 46). Memorial donations may be made to I.U. Hospice House, 2810 S. Deborah Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403.