Donna Louise Heilman

1932 - 2020

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Donna Louise Heilman, 87 of Kenton, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. She was born on June 7, 1932 in Kenton to the late Don and Ethel (Boswell) Harvey. On Aug. 31, 1952, she married Donald L. Heilman and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2014. She is survived by four daughters, Peggy Cahill of Kenton, Carol (Patrick) Telljohann of Solon, OH, Nancy (Jim) Daniel of Willard, OH and Karen (Jeff) Sutherland of Kenton; daughter-in-law, Emily Heilman of Kenton; 13 grandchildren, Bridget Cahill, Adam (Janey) Cahill, Samantha (Joe Perko) Telljohann, Jacqueline (Anthony) Telljohann-Smothers; Daniel (Leah Satterwaite) Telljohann, Kelsey Daniel, Alysun Daniel, Sarah Heilman, Hannah Heilman, David Heilman, Mary Heilman, Nathan (Amanda Braun) Sutherland and Natalie (Ryan) Noyes and three great-grandchildren, Nicole Sutherland, Abram Sutherland and Mabel Louise Noyes. She was also preceded in death by a son, Paul Heilman; sister, Rosemary (Kenneth) Nowlan; brother, Frank Harvey and a great-grandson. Donna was a 1950 graduate of Kenton High School. She retired from the Kenton Times following 20 years in the production department, she also worked for Wilco, Inc. as a receptionist/telephone operator prior to raising her five children. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and the Women's Guild, she also taught Sunday School for 15 years, participated in the choir and was the organist for 30 years. She was an active 7th degree member of Goshen Community Grange for 68 years. She served as the Hardin Co. Junior Deputy (18 years) and Special Deputy for the Ohio State Master/President. She also held membership with the Order of the Eastern Star (60+ years) and was Worthy Matron of the Wyandot Chapter 1972/1980/1984 and served as Grand Representative to Mississippi from 1973-75. Donna volunteered for various organizations including the American Red Cross (blood mobile), the SOUP kitchen and Council on Aging. Her greatest joy was raising her five children, she was very proud of their accomplishments and enjoyed watching all of her grandchildren's activities. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Rev. John Mummert officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00pm Monday, February 17, 2020 at the funeral home where the OES Service will begin at 7:30pm. Memorials can be made to the Kenton High School Excellence for Education, Paul Heilman Scholarship Fund. Online condolences can be shared by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Monday, February 17th 2020 4:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Masonic Service

    7:30 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, February 18th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Final Resting Place:

    Grove Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Contributions:

    Kenton City Schools Excellence for Education, Paul Heilman Scholarship Fund
    200 Harding Ave.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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To : Heilman Family
Date :Thursday, February 13th 2020
From : Cheryl Jones Hiller
So sorry to read about the passing of your mother and grandmother. Donna has touched so many lives in so many ways and will continue to do so through your memories of her. Please accept our condolences and know you're in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. With Our Sincere Sympathy, Steve, Cheryl, Tina & Ty Hiller

To : Carol and family
Date :Saturday, February 15th 2020
From : Pat Brueshaber Snyder
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

To : Peggy and family
Date :Monday, February 17th 2020
From : Stewart and Bernadette Coats
Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your mother.

To : The Heilman Family
Date :Monday, February 17th 2020
From : Karin Nevius
To Donna's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren-
I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Donna was very kind to me when I was fortunate enough to work with her at the Kenton Times 1987-1991. She helped to show me the ropes, shared in and advised on my concerns, invited me to grange events and gave me a signed grange cookbook when I left that job. I've treasured that cookbook for her kind words written in it, and always remember her bright smile, fun sense of humor, kindness and consideration. She spoke so proudly of her husband and children. She was a truly good and kind person, and I'm sure those traits continue through those she loved. A legacy of goodness, kindness, fun, and love. May her spirit and your memories provide comfort and peace. You were blessed with an exceptional Mom.

To : The Heilman Family
Date :Friday, February 21st 2020
From : Donna and Rich Mahoney Stark County
We extend our sympathy to your family in the death of your Mother. Rich was State Chaplain several years ago.