Jean Ann Heilman

April 19, 1933 ‒ June 22, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

The September 29, 2020 Celebration of Life Service has been postponed.

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MANSFIELD: For Jean Heilman, it was always Tribe Time! An avid Cleveland Indians baseball fan, Jean never missed watching a game, and even decorated her home with Big Chief Wahoo and Indians logos.

Jean Heilman passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 in Liberty HealthCare and Rehabilitation from complications of COVID-19. She was 87.

Born Jean Ann Gleason on April 19, 1933 in Morrow County to Howard and Gay (Wilson) Gleason, she was graduated from Mansfield Senior High.

Jean retired from the former Value City Department Store, where she worked as a cashier and on the sales floor. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her fiancé Dave Nauman; her daughter Pat (Rick) Forsythe of Mansfield, her son Rick (Kathy) Heilman of Hampstead, MD, and her daughter Cathy (Jerry) Bellamy of Mansfield; nine grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Howard McKinley Gleason and Gay Wilson Mickey, along with sisters Betty Shafer and Mabel Baker and a brother Bill Gleason.

A private interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville. A Celebration of Life service will be announced for the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving Jean’s family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Association may be mailed to the funeral home: PO Box 3085, Mansfield, OH 44904.

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  • To our loving cousins, Kathy and Rick we are sending our condolences an our love 💕 So sorry you lost your mom to such a horrible disease! She’s peacefully in God’s hands. Prayers for you and your entire family.

  • So many great memories of holidays together, especially Thanksgiving and Easter. Aunt Jean always had a smile on her face, was always generous with hugs & kisses and was there for so many of the big moments in my life. Thankful for that. Much love to you Pat, and all of the family. ❤️

  • Patty,
    So very sorry for your loss. Aunt Jean was a sweet lady. Always enjoyed having you guys at the family get togethers. She is at peace and that is something to be thankful for. Prayers to all your family.

  • Jean was a joy to be around. I loved her stories. I loved caring an loving her up to her last moments. Thank god shes no longer suffering. She had a beautiful spirit