Lettie Clem Swartz Heishman

Lettie Clem Swartz Heishman, 96 of Mt. Jackson, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Kings Daughters Community Health and Rehab in Staunton.

She was born September 17, 1916 in Quicksburg, daughter of the late Charles Edward and Nettie Rosanna Clem Swartz.

She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Edinburg.

She was a valedictorian graduate of Triplett High School class of 1933.

Mrs. Heishman was married November 12, 1938 to Earl Franklin Heishman who preceded her in death March 18, 1990.

She is survived by a daughter, Wanda Bowers and husband Fred of Staunton; a son, Charles Heishman and wife Helen of Mt. Jackson; three grandchildren Susan Wright and husband Forester, John Bowers and wife Beth, all of Churchville, Donald Heishman and wife Victoria of Mount Sidney; five great grandchildren, Dustin Wright, Austin Bowers, Hunter Wright, Ashlea Bowers and David Heishman; two sisters in law, Ruby Heishman of Edinburg and Florine Russell of Apopka, Florida.

Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, Edinburg with the Rev. John F. Taylor, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 187, Edinburg, VA 22842.

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3 Condolences to Lettie Clem Swartz Heishman

  1. Douglas Painter says:

    Sorry for your loss. I know she will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  2. Christina Hensley says:

    A very dear friend. I will miss Lettie. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Eleanor and Max Dex says:

    We only met Lettie when our daughter married her Grandson, Donald, 16 yeas ago. We enjoyed visiting at her rural home and can vividly remember her preparing some dandelions which she had picked herself from her yard earlier that day. She was a self sufficient, gracious lady of the Shenandoah Valley and we very much appreciate knowing and corresponding with her if even for a short time. We heard about some of her history and one point that was very interesting was the fact that at one time she took the train to and from her school when she was young. We admired her as a strong lady who lived her life the way she wanted to at the best of her abilities.