Family, friends gather to remember victims of Springfield shooting

Family and friends of two women who were killed in a Springfield murder-suicide remembered them Tuesday during a visitation and funeral at Grace Lutheran Church.

Jennifer Sirons, 49, and Andrea Heiser, 21, were killed by Eric Sirons, Jennifer’s husband, before he turned the gun on himself last week, according to Springfield Police. Jennifer Sirons was the chief financial officer for the Clark County Juvenile Court. Heiser was a junior at Wright State University studying statistics.

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Jennifer Sirons obituary says she was a model that every mother should strive to be.

“Her life was dedicated to her daughters and she was involved in everything they did,” her obituary says. “The qualities she taught them was to be caring, compassionate, smart and non-judge mental, all of which she practiced every day. Her genuine love for life will be forever treasured in the many hearts she touched.”

Friends and classmates of Heiser previously said the Wright State University undergrad was friendly with everyone.

“She was very very sweet, she was very talkative, very bubbly, she was very friendly with everyone in our group,” said one of the classmates, Morgan Plummer.

She was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. The chapter released a statement after her death.

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“Andrea was such a positive light in our chapter,” they said. “With a smile always on her face and an excitement to get involved.”

Heiser had a positive outlook on life and was a dedicated student, her obituary says.

“Andrea had a contagious smile that could brighten the darkest room,” her obituary says. “Her enthusiasm for life and to bring joy to others was evident everywhere she went and will be deeply missed but forever cherished. Andrea was known for her selfless big heart, and would put everyone’s feelings above her own.

The women were buried Tuesday at Ferncliff Cemetery.

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