Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

February 22, 2014

Mark Heth

Mark Quentin Heth, 23, of rural Shumway, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Feb. 22, at Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, with Dr. Joe Scheets officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Jasper County. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the church. Services are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mark’s memory to Effingham County Mental Health Court, 120 W. Jefferson Ave., Suite 102, Effingham, IL 62401 or Effingham Park District (Skatepark), 1906 S. Fourth Street, Effingham, IL 62401. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.

Mark was born on Feb. 12, 1991, at Scott Air Force Base, Shiloh Valley Township, in St Clair County, the son of Harold E. and Sue (Abraham) Heth. He was a 2009 graduate of Effingham High School. Mark was a man with a great sense of humor and a big heart. He was always cracking jokes and making people laugh. His family was constantly subjected to his stand-up comedy routines. He loved traveling and chicken wings. Mark was outgoing and active, enjoying skateboarding, as well as hiking in the woods near his home. He loved animals and cherished his cat, Jenna. He was always curious about life and the universe. He liked discussing and theorizing with his friends about religion and conspiracy theories. Tupac lives. Over the last few years, Mark struggled with schizophrenia, a mental illness we don’t fully understand. The stigma behind this illness made it difficult for him.

“You gotta make a change. It’s time for us as a people to start making some changes, let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other.” — Tupac

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