Heather Callihan

Born: Mon., Jul. 22, 1985
Died: Sat., Apr. 27, 2019


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 30, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Tue., Apr. 30, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Heather Callihan, age 33, of Griggsville, IL passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at her home.  She was born on July 22, 1985 in Pittsfield, IL to Terrance and Robin Smith Callihan.

Heather graduated from Griggsville High School in 2003.  She worked for a time for her sister, Lori, at the Griggsville Estates and later worked at Casey’s General Store in Griggsville.  Ultimately she was a stay at home mother to her children.  Heather enjoyed the outdoors, and liked gardening, mushrooming, and music.  She especially loved her partner, Eric and their two children.  Heather was a strong willed woman who never knew a stranger and was always there to help someone in need.  She will be greatly missed for her huge heart and great sense of humor.

She is survived by her partner of 20 years and father to her children, Eric Bolton of Griggsville, IL; her children, Mason Bolton and Marlee Bolton, both of Griggsville, IL; mother, Robin Callihan of Griggsville, IL; sister, Lori (Scott) Bradshaw of Griggsville, IL; grandparents, Robert “Bob” and Janet Smith of Pittsfield, IL; nieces and nephews, Brendan Bradshaw of Griggsville, IL, Kaleb Bradshaw of Griggsville, IL, Brady Taylor of Chicago, IL, and Cara Taylor of Griggsvile, IL; aunts and uncles, Bonnie Callihan, Tony Callihan, Robert (Chris) Smith Jr., and Richard (Elaine) Smith; also surviving is her Bolton/Oitker family, Penny Bolton, Randy Oitker, Amanda Westfall, Dale Bolton, April Rhodes, Keegan Oitker, Laklyn Westfall, Ronin Bowen, Lily Bolton, Adalynn Rhodes, and Amiyah Rhodes.

She was preceded in death by her father, Terry Callihan; sister, Angela Lynn Taylor; paternal grandparents, Michael and Elizabeth Callihan; uncles, Mike Callihan Jr. and Gearold Smith; an aunt, Barbara Smith; and a cousin, Gabe Smith.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  A visitation will be held prior to the service on Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to her children in care of Farmers National Bank in Griggsville.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Heather's memory to the following organization:

To The Children c/o Farmers National Bank in Griggsville

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   Posted Sun April 28, 2019
I am lost for words because this was a shock to me. I am sorry that I can't be there in person for you all. But my thoughts and prayers are with you. She was such and amazing person and a close friend of mine growing up. I am sorry for your loss and if there is anything i can do please let me know.

   Posted Sun April 28, 2019
I really don't know what to say. My heart is breaking. I went to school with Heather and we've lost touch over the years, but I still loved you as a friend. Rest in Paradise.

Chris Eveland Schmalshof
   Posted Sun April 28, 2019
Robin and Lori I’m beyond shocked to hear this and please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and the many days ahead. Prayers going out for all her kids and the friends and family of heather.

   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
Eric, Marlee & MasErici can't say enough how truly sorry I am that you have lost a major part of your life..no words can make you feel better. Heather was & IS a great friend to many! She has left me with great memories, but you & the kids have many greater memories! Hang on to those! She will always be & is by your side through this painful time & forvever! My sincerest condolences!

Amy Stout
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019

SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES STANDING SPRAY was sent by The Heidbreder Families.

Our hearts are attached. We grieve with you, love you, and are with you in prayer and thoughts. Much Love, Beth, Dave, Jim, Bill, Amy, Steve, Doug, and PJ, and families.

Jamie Harris
   Posted Mon April 29, 2019

Florist selection was sent by Pikeland Family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With great sympathy, Pikeland Family

Mike Wagner
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
To the family of Heather Callihan,

My deepest sympathy goes out to you. Heather was a fun student in Jr, High.
I will keep you in my prayers.

Mike Wagner

Christie C
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

Peggy (Ducey) Hobbs
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
To Robin and family. So sorry to hear of your daughters death. Know I am thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
Robin and Lori, all extended family of Heather,
I am sorry I cannot be with you this evening.
You have my most sincere sympathy, as I pray for your faith and comfort.
Heather was a sweet friendly girl to me, always good to see eschew other.
I am hoping her eternal rest and your forever memories will comfort and console you.
So Sincerely, Bonnie

Earl Dean Brown Jr Laurie& Brenton Brown
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019

Very sorry for your loss you all in our Prayers God Bless

Barbara Goertz
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
So sorry for you loss, I did not come as not feeling to well , light fever last few days. May God help you with your loss. If I can help in any way let me know.

Chrissy (brown)kramer
   Posted Wed May 01, 2019
To robin and Lori. Sorry to hear that,heather passed i hope u know you both will be in my prayers she was,a wonderful. Woman and full of life. She,will be deeply missed

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