Lou Leicy-Heuss

August 06, 1930 ‒ December 06, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Cornie “Lou” Leicy Heuss passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 in her daughter’s home surrounded by family. She was 89.

She was born August 6, 1930 to parents N. Lea Capen & Silva (Grabach) Capen in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Lou worked a few different jobs including for La-Z-Boy, Longaberger Basket Co. and most recently Morris Drapery before she retired in 2015.

Lou was a member of the Mansfield Liederkranz as well as the past president of the Liederkranz Lady’s Auxiliary. She was also a member and past president of the Ontario Neighbors and Newcomers. She was a member of Central Methodist Church and even volunteered her time at Kingwood Center.  In spare time, she enjoyed bowling selling baskets and going on bus trips. She insisted that she had a pool in the backyard of her home to entice the kids to come over more often, and it worked. One of the things she enjoyed doing was getting her hair done every week.

She is survived by children Sharon (Robert) Bowden, Cindi (Pat) McMahon, Charles Leicy and Sara Williams; step-daughters Pam Partin, Vicki Dininger and Amy Ventrone; grandchildren Heather Kraft, Elizabeth Whitson, Carrie (Dwayne) Turner, Cristin McMahon, Jamie (Krisya) McMahon, Brandy (Josh) Dougherty, Hunter Williams, Holly Williams, Kelley Grabill, Kim (Andy) Romoser and Brent Williams; 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands Clarence “Chic” Leicy and Fred Heuss; son-in-law Greg Williams; great-granddaughter Brittney Michelle Barber.

Lou’s family will receive friends Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Lou’s life will be held Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. Chaplain Dave Matos will speak. Burial will follow in Ontario Community Cemetery.

For contributions in her memory may be made at the funeral. Please, make checks payable to Hospice NCO.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Judy Kraft, Danae McMahon and Jody Fraiser for their years of kindness and care.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Lou’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Grandma lou to me and aunt lou to my father James Bilan. He has very fond memories of his childhood growing up with his cousins and as he says his spitfire Aunt Lou. The laughs the fun times and joyful memories of family gatherings. He says Aunt Lou was the glue that that kept the family bonded together. She had great style as well and he deeply loved her .
    I only met Grandma Lou in 2013 and the rest of the Ohio kin . She was always very sweet to me n took me in as one of her own the first time she met me . I will miss her smile her sweetness and the twinkle in her eyes.

    We wish we could be there with you all . We love you all so very much and think of you each day
    Love Ian Ayers and James Bilan

  • Sara , Holly and Hunter and Family I ‘m sending thoughts and prayers for you , She know’s how much she is loved and cared for, May you memories give you peace.

  • I have been blessed with my parents introducing us to the Leicy-Heuss Family. I have always felt like I have belong to this family. I can say her Children, Grandchildren we’re all raised with respect, generosity. Aunt Connie, Grandma Lou you have taught so many of us Love, Respest. You will be missed but the memories we all have will carry on forever. One of my memories you said to me the day I got married was never go to bed mad. You said to my husband to make sure you always gave me a kiss before going to work.The marriage will last forever.(20+yrs) Rest in Heaven, Aunt Connie.. I know there’s a party in Heaven with Pam,Dick, Chic,n Fred and you.Deeply missed

  • Grandma was always the glue that held us together. She would be so happy with how, despite our many differences, we rallied together during her final moments on earth. A true testament on how she raised us. I love you all!

  • Over the years I was invited to Lou’s home for Christmas dinner with a warm welcome. Lou was wonderful hostess . I will always remember those days. When Heather asked me if I could help take care of Lou of course I said yes. Lou was a strong women and every once in awhile she would give you a laugh and her beautiful smile. At breakfast she loved to watch the birds at the feeders. One thing I will remember her saying many times. “You need to have “Strength and Perseverance” And, that she had. I’m a better person having known her and a blessing to have helped take care of her. She can plan a great Christmas feast in Heaven with her family waiting for her.
    Rest In Peace

  • from Linzy Johnson and my family to the family of LOU LEICY-HEUSS. Wonderful and classy lady that i had the pleasure of meeting and knowing through the years. Met her thru the GALL family, and it was a highlight to know her. I was one of those kids that enjoyed her pool many times. Her husband CHICK were great to me the first time, and it extended to their children and grandkids. Thanks for the fond memories and wishing your family condolences for their loss of you. MAY GOD BLESS ALL

  • Sara, Sharon, Heather and kids
    I remember your mom so fondly. She was so kind to me when Sara and I hung out in the 1980’s. May you find peace and comfort in one another and may your memories hold bright in your’e hearts!!

  • To the family I did love your mom and I was the first to dad wanted to ask to marry him and I gave him my blessing even though he didn’t need it and he loved her so much hope for peace for everyone love you all Pam and Bernie

  • I have great memories of Grandma Lou. Meeting her for the first time in 2009 I learned that she was a very caring, loving and strong woman. I remember admiring her beautifully landscaped yard and saying someone other than her had cut the grass. She smiled and so kindly let me know that she cuts her own grass. At that moment I had even more respect for her. She will always be loved and missed by not only her immediate family but her extended one as well.
    Carrie, Dwayne, Riley, Levi