Fern June (Siel) Devereaux, of Foley, Alabama, formerly of St. Johns, Michigan, passed away suddenly on August 4, 2011, at the age of 81. She was born the daughter of Wilma (Hitchcock) Bradley and William Lawrence Siel.
Fern was united in marriage to Gerald C. Heintzelman in 1946; David W. Seiter in 1954; and Bruce C. Devereaux in 1968.
Fern was born and raised in Clare County throughout her childhood and resided in the St. John’s area throughout most of her adult life. In 2001, she relocated to Foley, Alabama, where she retired and lived with her two canine companions, Joey and Hannah.
Fern loved her family, Bluegrass music, bingo, horse racing, and dabbling in ceramics. She was an excellent cook and loving caregiver.
Ms. Devereaux is survived by four children: Robert Dean Heintzelman of Harrison, MI; Evelyn (Gerald) Barnes of Auburn, MI; Charlene “Shelley” Walker of Harrison, MI; and Connie Lee Berg of Lansing. MI; foster son, Kevin Barnes of St. Johns: and 15 grandchildren. and many great and great-great grandchildren. two brothers, one sister, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.
Fern was predeceased by both of her parents; her son, Charles G. Heintzelman; and daughter, Marilyn W. Sillman; three brothers; one sister; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at the Brown’s Corner United Brethren in Christ Church in Clare, Michigan, with the Reverend Chuck Malson officiating. Her final resting place will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrison. MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the Foley Church of Christ, 517 N. McKenzie Street, Foley, AL 36535 or to the family.