Mavis Heishman, age 82, of Hartwick, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 5, 2016, at the Brooklyn Community Estates. There will be no funeral services. Burial will be at a later date. A gathering of family and friends will be held in the future.
Mavis June Rinehart Heishman, was born alongside her twin sister Avis on April 23, 1934, in Iowa county to Clarence and Merle Shedenhelm Rinehart. She graduated from Ladora in 1953. Mavis married Maynard Heishman (later divorced) and lived in rural Brooklyn. They had three children; Kevin, Jeanne and Tracy. She most recently had lived in Hartwick.
Growing up, Mavis worked mowing yards, babysitting and as a waitress. She played piano and trombone and was a member of a small, scrappy girls basketball team for Ladora, winning the state tournament in 1950. She worked a number of years for General Telephone Company. She loved attending all of her children’s school activities. She enjoyed music, theatre, reading, history, refinishing, yardwork, home decorating, antiques and especially her flowers.
Mavis is survived by her children Kevin Heishman, of Brooklyn, Jeanne Morris, of Aurora, CO, and Tracy Heishman, of Hartwick; four grandchildren Jeannette, Michelle, Fred and Sarah Morris, all of the suburbs of Denver, CO; two sisters Marcella (Fess) Parker of CA and Avis (Gerald “Joe”) Fraker of Victor; and a sister-in-law Eileen Rinehart of Sturgis, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Inez Rinehart, Ireta (John) Daniels, Mervaille Rinehart and Elton Rinehart.