Phyllis Sigler Heishman, 78, of Mt. Jackson passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 3 1932 in Shenandoah County, daughter of the late Ray and Ina Sigler. She worked at Shrine Mont in Orkney Springs in her teen years and later at Mt. Jackson Drug Store. She was married to A. Frank Heishman for 32 years who preceded her in death in 1984.
They had six children, Ann Ward and husband Gary, Donna Mumaw and husband Dexter, Mike Heishman, Steven Heishman and wife Debra, Allen Heishman and wife Sherry all of Mt. Jackson and Susie Linski and husband Mark of New Market; seven grandchildren, Melissa Atkins and husband Mike of Mt. Jackson, Jonathan Heishman and wife Carrie, Jamie Armentrout and husband John all of Edinburg, Allie Heishman, Adam Heishman, Aaron Heishman all of Mt. Jackson, Matthew Linski and fiancée Megan of New Market; four great grandchildren, Trey and J. Carter Heishman, Sara Atkins all of Mt. Jackson and Lydia Linksi of New Market; companion Jim Foltz; one brother, Bill Sigler of New Market; two sisters, Shirley Getz of Timberville and Beatrice Richcreek of Edinburg and many nieces and nephews.
Her joys in life were raising her children, gardening her flower beds, and working on the family farm. She was “Mom” to everyone, enjoyed cooking and made sure no one left hungry. She was a very active member of Zion Lutheran Church serving as council member and trustee for many years and a member of Women’s Farm Bureau.
The family will receive friends at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 321 Headquarters Road, Edinburg. Pastors Katie Gosswein and John F. Taylor Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with a meal following in the church.
Pallbearers will be Alan Dodson, Jay Ross, Ronnie Dodson, Ricky Haun, Mike Dellinger and Garland Mumaw.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, c/o Donna Mumaw, 2471 Cave Ridge Road, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842.