Memorial for Michael Heney will be at Lafayette High Saturday

Visitation for this local college student will be 2-7 p.m. Friday at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory in Ballwin, with a funeral at Lafayette High in Wildwood Saturday. He was the son of the director of Eureka-based Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition.

Lafayette High School graduate Michael Heney died Dec. 31, at the age of 20. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lafayette High School Theater, 17050 Clayton Road in Wildwood. He was attending University of Missouri-Columbia.

He was the son of James and Renee Heney, and brother of Alissa and Thomas Heney. He was the grandson of Thomas and Paula Heney, and Lyle and Dolores Laveau. 

Visitation for this local college student will be 2-7 p.m. Friday at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway in Ballwin.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice, or to Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition, of which his mother, Renee, is the director.

Friends may sign the family’s online guestbook.

While the cause of Michael's death was still not determined following an autopsy Wednesday, authorities said it was not as a result of a fall. 

Madison County, IL, Coroner Steve Nonn said Heney suffered a cut to the forehead and a broken nose when he apparently fell and hit his head during a New Year's Eve party at a residence in Edwardsville, IL. 

"The injuries are superficial, there is no obvious cause of death," Nonn said. 

Initial 911 reports stated responders found Michael unresponsive, and then later pronounced him dead after he was rushed to Anderson Hospital. 

Nonn said his staff is now waiting on the results of a toxicology report, which could take four to six weeks. 

The incident is being investigated by the Edwardsville Police Department.


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