Aug. 4, 1932 — March 29, 2008
NORWALK — Lois A. Heyman, 75, of Norwalk died Saturday morning at home after a three-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig) disease.
She was born Aug. 4, 1932, in Norwalk to the late Louis V. and Anna L. (Stafford) O’Dell, and lived in the area her entire life. She was a 1950 graduate of Norwalk High School and attended Miami University in Oxford.
She was a member of St. Alphonsus Church and was involved with the Ladies of St. Alphonsus, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Town and Country Garden Club.
She worked as a secretary at Fisher-Titus Hospital for more than 20 years.
She enjoyed reading, bird watching, needlework, watching baseball, basketball and harness racing. She was also a season-ticket holder to Toledo hockey games for 35 years.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James; sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas W. (Karen) of Heyman, Texas; Andrew J. Heyman of South Carolina, and daughter and son-in-law Mary Ellen (James) Hamernik of Norwalk; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ellen Chapdu; and a daughter-in-law, Peggy Heyman.
There will be no visitation.
A funeral Mass will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Settlement Road in Peru Township with the Rev. Ken Lill officiating. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Norwalk High School Band, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio 44857; Ladies of St. Alphonsus, Settlement Road, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or to the ALS Foundation, Northern Ohio Chapter, 2500 E. 22nd St., Suite 102, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
Online condolences may be made at www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.