Dorothy J. Heilman

1921 - 2019

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Dorothy J. Heilman, age 97, of Custar passed away at Woodhaven Health Care on Saturday, August 31, 2019. She was born on Nov. 29, 1921 in Wood County to the late Charles and Ilah (Junkins) Haas. She married Jacob J. Heilman on Aug. 16, 1941 and he preceded her in death on July 12, 1999. She is survived by two sons: Larry (Esther) Heilman of Custar, and Gene Heilman of North Baltimore; a daughter, Carol (Ronald) Barnes of Enumclaw, WA; eight grandchildren: Cheryl Heilman, Shelley (Scott) Gonyer, Steve (Sandy) Heilman, Dean (A.J.) Heilman, Todd (Arlene) Heilman, Erin Barnes, Laura (Donnie) McMasters, and Sarah (Steve) Strang; step-granddaughter, Alisa (Anthony) Groves; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers: Dale and Lemart Haas; and three sisters: Florence Martins, H. Irene Trumbell, and Martha Haas also preceded her in death. Dorothy was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm and was also a talented quilt maker. Dorothy was a member of the South Liberty United Methodist Church and served on the Ladies Aid Society. She was also a former 4-H Advisor and participated in the Friendly Neighbors Farm Bureau Council. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at South Liberty United Methodist Church (corner of Bays & Potter Roads) with Pastor Chris Boggs officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore and for one hour prior to the service (10:00-11:00am) at the church. Burial will follow in Milton Twp. Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to South Liberty United Methodist Church and online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Wednesday, September 4th 2019 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    South Liberty United Methodist Church[Map]
    7983 Potter Road
    Rudolph, Ohio 43462
    Thursday, September 5th 2019 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, September 5th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    South Liberty United Methodist Church [Map]
    7983 Potter Road
    Rudolph, Ohio 43462

  • Final Resting Place:

    Milton Township Cemetery [Map]

    Milton Township, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    South Liberty United Methodist Church - Heilman
    7983 Potter Road
    Rudolph, Ohio 43462

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Condolences For Dorothy J. Heilman

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To : Heilman Family
Date :Monday, September 2nd 2019
From : Jay Guelde
Dorothy had a wonderful and long life!



To : The Heilman Family
Date :Monday, September 2nd 2019
From : George and Vicki Liep
So sorry for your loss Our prayers goes to the Family May God be with you in this time sorrow



To : Heilman Family
Date :Tuesday, September 3rd 2019
From : Rob and Mary Williams
So sorry for your loss. Dub was such a beautiful person and a friend to so many. Prayers for the family. Rob and Mary



To : The Heilman Family
Date :Tuesday, September 3rd 2019
From : Sharon Franklin
Sending love and prayers to my cousins and their families. Aunt Dub was a wonderful Aunt, loving Mother and Grandma. We are all fortunate to have had her touch our lives. She will be missed so much but we know she's being reunited with Uncle Jake and other family members who are welcoming her. Jesus needed her. Love, Sharon, John and Amy



To : the Heilman Family
Date :Wednesday, September 4th 2019
From : Becky Adler Rahe
My sympathy to all of you on the loss of your mother. Dub will always hold a soft spot in my heart. I am remembering how active your folks were, how fun, and my days spent visiting with them asking about all of you.



To : Family
Date :Wednesday, September 4th 2019
From : Al Lance
Condolences to the family. Jake and your Mom were good friends and neighbors of my folks. Your Mom lived a full and rewarding life. May she RIP. Al Lance



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