Dorothy Mae Heichel

February 16, 1927 ‒ September 15, 2003

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Dorothy Mae Heichel, 76, of State Route 97 East, Bellville, died Monday afternoon September 15, 2003 in SCCI Hospital, Mansfield, following a short illness.

She was born February 16, 1927 in Mansfield to Virgil and Margaret Chalfant Farst, and attended Madison High School.

A homemaker, Dorothy lived in the Bellville area most of her life.

She was a member of Irvin Hiskey Unit #535 American Legion Auxiliary, Robert L. Castor Post #5101 V.F.W. Auxiliary, and enjoyed playing bingo. Dorothy was talented at crocheting, having made afghans for friends, family, and for profit. She fell in love with Elvis at a young age, and retained that love throughout her life. Dorothy was also a Cleveland Indians fan.

She is survived by her husband Robert G. Heichel, whom she married July 3, 1944; three sons and daughters-in-law Donald and Judy Heichel of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dan and Kathy Heichel of Bellville and David and Pat Heichel of Lexington; six grandchildren Rob and his fiancée Jennifer, Jim, Todd and his wife Melissa, Melanie and her fiancée Shevan, Joe, and Troy; two step grandchildren Michelle and her husband Shawn, and Deborah; two great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; and two sisters and brothers-in-law Roma and Jim Gatton and Donna and Dave Turner all of Bellville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son and two grandchildren Scott and Laurie.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 17, 2003 from 5-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 am. The Rev. Nolan Steiner will officiate. Burial will follow in Little Washington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to SCCI Hospital of Mansfield or Colonial Manor Nursing Home of Loudonville may be made at the funeral home.

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