Hilda K. Heyman (nee Unger), of South Amherst, died on her 95th birthday, Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Admirals Pointe Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness. She was born December 15, 1918, in Lorain, and had been a South Amherst resident for 40 years, moving from Lorain.
Hilda graduated from Clearview High School in 1936 and had several occupations, including working in a fabric store in Sheffield, as a caregiver at the Lorain County Sanatorium, and as a secretary for her brother’s architectural firm.
Hilda was a member of the South Amherst Congregational Church and enjoyed being a Girl Scout leader, sewing, dancing, gardening, crafts, cooking, baking, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen R. (Bob Thompson) Heyman of Vermilion; son, John T. Heyman of Vermilion; five grandchildren, Lynne (Jim) Mahaffey, Paul (Regan) Hoffman, Mark (Theresa) Hoffman, Katie (Chris) VanDyke, and Elizabeth (Mike) Haws; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Azok of Wasilla, Alaska; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Heyman in 1979; parents, Stephan and Maria (nee Gottschling) Unger; brother, William S. Unger; and sister, Freda Wilding. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 5 until 8 P.M., at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at 10 A.M., in the funeral home. Pastor Jim Gaston will officiate. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 .