Marie E. Heiman
Marie E. Heiman, 97 of Darien Center passed peacefully into heaven on Sunday May 2, 2021 with her two youngest children by her side.
Marie was born on April 10, 1924 to Peter and Sophia Heintz. She graduated from Alexander High School and married, Ormond Richert. They were blessed with three children. Ormond passed away on June 28, 1954. She married Elmer Heiman and together they raised three more children. When she was 50 years old, she went back to school and became an LPN. For many of the 25 years she worked at the Genesee County Nursing Home with the responsibility of Charge Nurse. After retirement, she continued to do volunteer work by knitting countless hats and mittens and sewing many fleece mittens, bibs, and quilts.
She was an avid gardener with a green thumb and loved to give away her surplus plants. With gentle patience she passed on her skills to any who would learn. She enjoyed traveling to attend the births of her grandchildren and attend any weddings, graduations, plays, dance recitals and musicals involving the children.
She will be remembered for her punches to our arms and vigorous pats on our backs, endless humming, love of reading, especially her Bible and devotionals. She was faithful in praying for all those she loved. She will be dearly missed by all. She was generous in her life and in her death by donating her body to the University of Buffalo Medical School education and research program.
She is preceded in death by both her parents, her sisters: Sophia Heintz, Madelyn Cooley and Margaret Schubert, her brothers: Peter, George, and Charles Heintz, her first husband, Ormond Richert, her husband Elmer Heiman, her daughter, Deborah Shaffer, Son-in-Law Fred Dunn, and grandson Kevin Heiman.
She is survived by her children James Richert (Gail) of Michigan, Daniel Richert (Kathy) of Florida, Melissa Allsup (Jerry) of Alaska, Philip Heiman (Angela) of Pavilion and Beth Clingerman (Bruce) of North Rose. She has 21 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled on Saturday, June 26, 2021, 11:00A.M. at the North Darien Bible Church, 9762 Simonds Road, Corfu, NY., followed by a luncheon. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to: Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation, P.O. Box 2805, West Lafayette, In. 47996, ibcresearch.org or All Babies Cherished, 445 Ellicott St., Batavia, NY 14020, allbabiescherished.com