Obituary Of Cuba (Harkins) Little-Heseman


Obituary Of Cuba (Harkins) Little-Heseman


Cuba Little-Heseman, age 84, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 2:20 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019, at North River Health Campus.

Cuba was born May 17, 1935, in Webster County, KY, to Lonnie and Anna Rose (Cullen) Harkins. Cuba graduated from Providence, Kentucky High School in 1953.  She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education Degrees from University of Evansville.  She retired from Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation in 1995.  During her 30 years of service there, she taught at Oak Hill, Tompkins and Hebron Elementary Schools. She also taught on adjunct faculty at University of Evansville.

Cuba was nominated for Indiana State Teacher of the Year in 1980 and was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, as well as the National Education Association and Delta Kappa Gamma, Pi Chapter.

Cuba was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ since 1992, where she served on the Church Council and Altar Guild.

Cuba is survived by her daughters, Holly Little-Adams (Dan) of Evansville, IN and Amy (Little) Brooks (Matt) of Holliston, MA; grandson, Tyler Joseph Adams (Sara); great granddaughter, Layla Marie; granddaughter, Kendall Katherine Adams (Doug Pilcher), great granddaughter, Ellie Jo Pilcher; grandson, Logan Matthew Brooks; granddaughter, Peyton Marie Brooks; sisters, Lonnye Rose Dorris and Roxy Allen (Roger); brothers, David Harkins (Ann), William Harkins (Jane), Johnnie Harkins and Jack Harkins (Judy); and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Billy Joe Little in 1994; second husband, Raymond C. Heseman in 2003; sister, Marie Ailes in 2003; and brother, James C. “Buddy” Harkins in 1964.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of North River Health Campus for their kindness, care and compassion.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Bethlehem UCC, 6400 Oak Hill Road, with Reverends Emily Slade and Karen Fraser Moore officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem UCC Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019 at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN. Friends may also visit from 10:00 a.m. until time of service, Friday, June 28, 2019 at Bethlehem UCC.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: Bethlehem UCC at 6400 Oak Hill Road, Evansville, IN 47725.

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