Lois A. Heyman, 75, of Norwalk died Saturday morning, March 29, 2008, at home, after a three-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
She was born Aug. 4, 1932, in Norwalk, the daughter of the late Louis V. and Anna L. (Stafford) O'Dell, and lived in the Norwalk area her entire life. She was a 1950 graduate of Norwalk High School and attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Church and was involved with the Ladies of St. Alphonsus, and was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and Town and Country Garden Club. She worked as a secretary at Fisher-Titus Hospital for more than 20 years. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, needlework, watching baseball, basketball and harness racing. She was a season ticket holder to Toledo hockey games for 35 years.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James; sons and daughter-in-law Thomas W. (Karen) Heyman of Texas, and Andrew J. Heyman of South Carolina; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen (James) Hamernik of Norwalk; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ellen Chapdu.
There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Settlement Road, Peru Township. The Rev. Ken Lill will officiate. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Norwalk High School Band, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, OH 44857; Ladies of St. Alphonsus, Settlement Road, Norwalk, OH 44857; or to the ALS Foundation, Northern Ohio Chapter, 2500 E. 22nd St., Suite 102, Cleveland, OH 44115.
Condolences may be made at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.