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Bethany Elizabeth Heinen

Friday, February 26,2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Bethany Elizabeth Heinen, 28, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Born Monday, June 1, 1992 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of Barbara S. Renner and Step Father Terry and the late Robert S. Heinen.

Bethany graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 2011and later from Award Beauty School in 2013. She was a competitive cheerleader with the Hagerstown Heat. Bethany touched many peoples lives and fought extremely hard battling Cystic Fibrosis and her double lung transplant in 2018. She was a devoted mother to her son, whom she loved unconditionally. Bethany loved her nieces and enjoyed spending time with her family. Bethany had a passion for cooking and making her family laugh.

She is also survived by her son, Declan W. Stiles of Hagerstown, MD; two sisters, Brittney C. Kreit of Hagerstown, MD and Hannah I Heinen of Fairplay, MD; maternal grandparents, Pete & Carolyn Burger of Hagerstown, MD and Gene & Barb Bigler of Greencastle, PA; paternal grandmother; nieces, Kaylee & Aubrey Rinebolt of Smithsburg, MD and numerous aunts and uncles.

Services will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with Nicholas P. Seek officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Maryland Chapter 4550 Montgomery venue, Suite 1100 N Bethesda, MD 20814

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Barb, Terry & Family, Words fall short at a time like this. May God comfort you all and the sweet memories you have of Bethany prevail always. He soul lives on in all of you and her dear son. Love you all. Teresa

Hannah I am so sorry for your families loss. I know Bethany meant alot to everyone she touched.. if you need anything we are here.

Kim Kennedy
Martinsburg, WV

I was so shocked at the news of Bethany passing. I am am so sorry you have lost such a beautiful child. My God bless you all and take care of this child. I'm really at a loss fir words and my heart hurts for you all. Rest in peace dear Bethany. Live always Grammy

Sharon Evans aka Grammy

Rip beautiful you'll be greatly missed!!!

Jessica Herold
Hagerstown, Maryland

Bethany was such an inspiration to many! One of the strongest girls I've ever had the opportunity to meet. We met in middle school she rode the bus with me and sat beside me. This is when I first learned about Cystic Fibrosis. She was fighting for her life but she was so brave doing so. We all know Beth fought long and hard! And we can't forget about how incredible and strong of a woman you are yourself Barb. Bethany was so lucky to have you as a mother. You were her backbone on her weakest days she knew you would be there to push her to the limit. I know you feel like you're falling apart but just remember Beth will be there to watch over you and hold you together! Take a breather Momma she wouldn't want you to stress yourself out! Rest in Peace Bethany, You'll NEVER be forgotten!

Jessica Stottlemyer
Hagerstown, MD

I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength,love and Pease to carry on. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Shelly Barnhart
Williamsport, MD

In life you are either weak or you are strong or somewhere in between but Bethany was one of the strong ones, she fought until her last breath. There are no words that can say that will heal your pain right now... but you have family and friends that you can lean on. I'm going to say this... she maybe gone but she's not... she'll leave you presents or send you things to make you remember that she's still here. She'll send you a butterfly and that will be her, she'll drop a coin and that will be her, you'll smell her when she walks into a room and she'll keep you safe when your in harm. You guys have watched over her for so long... now she's watching over you. Remember the good times and forget about the bad. I love you both! Amy

Amy Miller
Falling Waters, West Virginia

My beautiful little sis me and stephanie was just talking about how when we went to dads house and my humps came on and you got up and started dancing and singing it......i miss you so much tell dad i love and miss him to

Tamekia Heinen
Hagerstown, MD

I'm very sorry for the loss . Bethany was a very strong young woman who fought until the very end. May she rest in peace and god bless you and your family. I have no words to say that will ever make this better, but i know now that Bethany is no longer suffering.

Bill Swales
Bradenton, Florida

My condolences Bethany was sweet young lady.

Tammy Ondesko Shelleman
Myrtle Beach, SC

Barb & Terry and Family: My heart is breaking for the loss of this beautiful light. I have no words to say that will ever make this better, but i know now that Bethany is no longer suffering, her body is whole again and she is running through a field of Sunflowers, singing and laughing. She is not gone, she is there by your side telling you that she is ok and telling you how much she loves you for everything. Her light will always shine though your words and through the eyes of Declan. We love you and we are here for you for anything. Love Vaun and Cristie.

Vaun Miles-Swain
Hagerstown, MD

Barb Terry and little Declan my heart is so broken for your family. I am so sorry for the loss of Bethany. I was thinking about all the time we spent with your girls with cheer. Now I know she is breathing and running on the clouds and looking down at you guys with that smile we loved

Sharie wallech
Hagerstown, Maryland

I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. I haven't known Bethany that long but it seems she fought a good fight for a long time with a very loving and supportive family circle. Prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.

Pam Cook
Hagerstown, MD

Terry and Barb: I am so very sorry for your loss. I am at a loss for words (and you should know that is not me). Please know you're in my thoughts!!!! Barb, the next time I see're getting a very special hug. Hugs and prayers to the both of you.

tamer abbott
Hagerstown, MD

I can't begin to tell you how very sorry I am to hear about Bethany. She was a soldier and tough as nails. Not everyone has the ability to meet their hero, and Barb, you gave birth to yours. Now that her earthly body has worth out she has wings and can watch over all of you, especially Declan. I am so sorry for your loss but I personally will never forget her. She has touched so many lives. Love you guys. Dawn

Dawn McClure
Hagerstown, MD

I will remember your beautiful smile. And your strength. You were one of my favorite patients at Partners in Pediatrics.

Tammy Roberts
Hagerstown, Maryland

Terry and family, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. May God be with you all during this difficult time and always.

Scott Shank
Hagerstown, Maryland

To Barb & Family, We are so very sorry for the loss of bethany. She was so pretty and had such a sweet heart. May you guys find peace in this tragic time. Love Joann & Chuck

Joann & Chuck Smith
Hagerstown, Maryland

My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I never met Bethany in person but I got to know her through Barb's Facebook posts and from my friend Jennifer's Facebook posts also. Bethany was person that never gave up and never let CF control her life. She was a special person. Heaven has gain a beautiful guardian angel. R.I.P. Bethany you will be missed.

Julie Nunemaker
Chiefland, Florida

Melodie Schutte
Hagerstown, MD

Fly high my friend your amazing. Always gonna miss that smile of yours. Thanks for all the laughs. Wish we met in person. I felt so close to ya from your lives on fb. Gone way to soon. Loved by many! Miss your face beautiful angel

Angie white
Cambridge, Ohio

Bethany, My Little Sister That Isn't Blood. My Inspiration My Strength My Heroe You My Friend Were Amazing! NO MATTER What You Were Going Through You Always Knew How To Put A Smile On My Face Or Lift My Spirit When I Was Down. YOU Were The One Who Could Lift Me Up. I Always Would Try To Put Myself In Your Shoes When You Needed Me To Help You & I Always Did My Best Even Though At A Certain Time I Had To Show You Tough Love But We Have So Many Memories. ILL NEVER FORGET It Was You're 9th Birthday & It Was When The Disney Store Was Still In The Mall. I Remember Going Shopping For You And You Were In Love With The Little Mermaid at The Time. They Had This Aerial Fountain That Lit Up. IT Was Beautiful. SO I BEGGED MY MOM To Get It For You As It Was Alittle More Than What We Could Afford Comfortablely At The Time. I Remember Her Telling Me To Get It & When You Opened It On The Front Porch At The House Beside Youre Grandmothers. YOU CRIED AND GAVE ME THE BIGGEST HUG! In 6th Grade We Had To Do This Thing Called Isearch Where You Picked A Certain Topic And Looked Up Info & Then Presented It to your class. Guess what! My topic Was ALL ABOUT CYSTIC FIBROSIS! I Then Learned How Sick This Disease Is And I Remember Telling My Class Mates How Strong You Were For All You Went Through. OH & That Same Year I Got You The Mermaid Fountain You Had Got Me A Gold Scorpion Neckless For my Birthday. I loved it! One thing about you Beth Is You NEVER GAVE UP. And That Will Inspire Me To Always Fight 100% & Never Give Up In ANY Situation!!! YOU HAD THE BEST FAMILY A GIRL COULD ASK FOR! Your Mom Loved You SOOO Very Much! She Has ALWAYS BEEN YOUR ROCK Since Day 1. And On Nov 23rd As We Watched Them Take You up To ICU I Watched Your Mom Crumble. I Did MY Best To Be Strong For Her. I Gave You a Kiss & Hug & I Thank God & You're Mom EVERYDAY For Allowing Me To Come In & Spend 2hrs With You Because That Was My LAST Time I Got To See You IN PERSON. But Im Glad We Spoke a Giood Bit Through This. I Love You Bethany!!!!!!! BREHANN SMITH

Brehann Smith

I am very sorry for the loss to your family. Bethany was a very strong and courageous young woman who fought until the very end. May she rest in peace. May the end of her suffering bring the family some or sort of peace though I know having her here would bring so much more.

Jana Bascue
Los Banos, CA

I’ll never forget all the memories we had in middle school at E. Russell Hicks! I always followed your journey with your lung transplant on Facebook and always hoped you were doing well! So very sad to hear about your passing! Rest In Peace Beth! ❤️

Jessica Porter
Brunswick, MD

Bethany, you will always be my sweet girl. I love you so much. Rest In Peace sweet girl. Just Breath.

Melodie Schutte
Hagerstown, MD

Bethany was a beautiful vibrant soul who loved to laugh and have fun. I’ll cherish our time together as kids. As long as I’ve known Bethany she was a fighter, and I know she fought all the way until the end. I’ll continue to keep her family in my prayers as they go through this difficult time. Rest easy you beautiful soul.

Lacey Harbaugh
Hagerstown, MD

So very sorry for you loss, sending love and prayers!

Karen jeffrey
Lapeer, MI

I am at a lost for words. It looked like you was getting better and then I seen the post and I knew it was time. Our sons are about the same age & my heart hurts for Declan.! I look at my little one and just can’t even begin to imagine what your little ones feeling . I will keep him and your momma in my prayers . I will check in to make sure they are ok or need any. You can fly high baby girl ! Now you can just breath with no issues. R.I.p beautiful angel. Forever in my heart.. love ya.

Deanna & Joseph Rudisill
Martinsburg, WV

So sorry for your loss.prayers are with here family friends and loved ones. Rip

Lynn wray
Madisonville , TN.

RIP our dear Bethany! I’ll forever remember your fight! You brought me so much joy, and inspiration. I hope you live on through your son Declan. Prayers to her family and friends at this time. Rest easy my friend. Until we meet again. With Love ❤️

Kayla Gustavus
Hedgesville, WV

Thoughts and prayers for the family. RIP Bethany. You were an inspiration to everyone.

Tammy Kline
Greencastle, PA

I will Always remember Bethany’s love for cooking and singing!! She also loved to do her diamond paintings Lots of prayers and love being sent from Michigan, My heart goes out to All of Bethany’s Family and Friends during this time. Love you Bethany, thanks for making my life a bit sweeter! I’ll miss you dearly my sweet friend, until next time, rest easy. Diana

Diana Ahnen
Wixom , Michigan

So sorry for your loss sending Prayers for you and family .

Denise Homer
Abingdon, Illinois 61410

Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. Your were such amazing person

Deanna Maphis
Martinsburg, WV

You will be missed by many, but I know Steve was waiting with open arms, and you both are healthy now, and you are resting not having to fight to breath, prayers for the family , and I hope you will forever live on in your son..

Tina Guessford
Hagerstown, MD

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