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Elizabeth Mcharg

d. January 27, 2016

Elizabeth A. McHarg went to be with the Lord, January 27, 2016 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. She was born September 4, 1922 in Independence, KS, to William Van Reed and Mabel Heckman.

Elizabeth grew up and attended school in Independence, KS. During WWII she was part of the Curtis Wright cadet program, where she received training at Iowa State University and then worked in an airplane factory in St. Louis. After the war she earned her master's degree at Kansas State University, and also met her husband Robert there. Elizabeth worked for AT&T in Kansas City KS, prior to the birth of their son Christopher. The family moved around during Robert's Chemical Engineering career, including three years in London, England. They settled in Arlington Heights, IL where she lived up to the present time. Her interests included being an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Elizabeth is survived by her son Christopher McHarg.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert McHarg, her brothers Edward (late Earline) Heckman, Jim (late Verna) Heckman, her sister Dorothy (late Joe) Correll and by her parents.

Visitation Friday, February 5, 2016 from 4 PM until 8 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights. A celebration of her life will be held, Saturday, February 6, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, 302 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights. Visitation in Independence, Kansas will be at Potts Chapel, Saturday, February 13th, 10:30 a.m. till noon. Burial will follow at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, or flowers are welcome too. Funeral information and condolences, or (847) 253-0168 and


Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:30 - noon



Mount Hope Cemetery
North Penn. Ave
Independence, KS  67301
Saturday, February 13, 2016


Mount Hope Cemetery
Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301

Memorial Contributions

First Presbyterian Church of Arlington
302 N Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL  60004

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