Patricia Lou Heierman, 90, of Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away after a brief illness at 3:50pm, Saturday, January 2, 2021 in Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, in Commerce Township, Michigan, surrounded by her loving children.
She was born December 26, 1930, in Chillicothe, OH, to the late Lorine D. and Louise DeLong Howe. She met the late Albert E. Heierman, Jr. at the Adena Mansion in Chillicothe and they were married on June 11, 1955. They recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. Culminating their 65-year love story, Patricia died just 3 ½ weeks after Albert.
Surviving are a son, Pastor Jonathan Albert (Deborah) Heierman, of Clarkston, MI; a daughter, Amy Heierman Cascio, of Pepper Pike, OH; grandchildren, Jonathan Adam (Madeline) Heierman, Benjamin Albert Cascio, Nathan Albert (Katherine) Heierman, Matthew Victor Cascio and Ellis Lorin Cascio; a great grandson, Jonathan Adam Heierman, II; a brother-in-law, James (Darlene) Heierman, of Leesburg, IN; two nephews; and three nieces; and their families.
Patricia graduated from Chillicothe High in 1948 and earned a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the College Conservatory of Music, now part of the University of Cincinnati in 1953 as a student of famed Russian teacher Madame Olga Conus. She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota National Professional Music Sorority from which she received a national award. She was an accomplished classical pianist but her real passion was teaching young people to play and appreciate music. She taught piano privately in Cincinnati and in her home in Chillicothe to hundreds of appreciative students for over 50 years. She began her career as a music teacher in a one-room school near Chillicothe. She was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church, where she was baptized as an adult in 1968 and often accompanied worship. With Albert she was an active supporter of the Scioto Society which produces the outdoor drama Tecumseh and volunteered regularly at the Ross County Historical Society for over 25 years. Patricia will be remembered by her children and grandchildren for making us laugh, creating fun and adventure, the encouragement to succeed and grow in self-confidence, her independent thinking, determination, and competitive spirit, and her value of education for all, especially women. Her lifelong love of reading and learning included music, extensive world travel, history, gardening, and antiques.
A private funeral service will be held for family at Calvary Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Pairan officiating. A public graveside service will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Suggested arrival is approximately 12 Noon on Monday, January 11, 2021. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ware Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, should be made to Calvary Lutheran Church’s Building Fund, 74 W. Main Street Chillicothe, OH 45601 or to the Scioto Society, PO Box 73, Chillicothe, OH 45601.
An attempt will be made to livestream the service. If for some reason there are technical complications, a recording of the service will be uploaded to the website and can be viewed once uploaded. The link for the livestream or recording can be found at the bottom of his obituary page on the funeral home’s website, www.warefh.com.
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