Pauline G. "Polly" (Shumaker) Heilman
Pauline G. "Polly" Heilman, 97, of New Haven Court, Butler, formerly of East Brady, died Thursday, October 13, 2016, at New Haven. Born July 7, 1919, in New Bethlehem (Armstrong County), she was the daughter of Howard F. and Helen (Doverspike) Shumaker. Mrs. Heilman graduated from New Bethlehem High School in 1937 and went on to graduate from Clarion State Teachers College in 1941. She began teaching at the Fisher Three Year High School before coming to East Brady to teach in the junior and senior high school. She completed post graduate classes at Duke University in North Carolina. Her teaching career ended when she married Charles Heilman on March 29, 1945. She kept busy assisting him in the automobile business and being a care giver to family and friends. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Heilman was member of the First Presbyterian Church of East Brady where she was an elder, clerk of session, Sunday School teacher, on the mission committee, caring women's society and served on the East Brady Public Library Board for 44 years. She was a charter member of the Clarion County Historical Society and the 1955 president of the Jones Connor American Legion Post No. 402 Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Heilman was also a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 230, New Bethlehem. During the automobile business years, her husband won a number of trips where they enjoyed traveling to Rome, Aruba, Mexico City, Bermuda and Switzerland. Following retirement, they vacationed at Vero Beach, Fla. and Gatlinburg, Tenn. where Charles died May 11, 1987. Survivors include a daughter, Charyl Ann Barnhart and her husband, Howard, of Chicora; two grandsons, Dr. Todd Barnhart of Madison, Wis. and Jason Barnhart of Chicora; a sister-in-law, Emma Lou Shumaker of New Bethlehem; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Eugene, Clyde, Jay, Willard and Donald; three sisters, Janet Carlos and her husband, Mart, Marguerite Marsiglio and her husband, Dominick, and Mary Jane Everette and her husband Calvin; and two sisters-in-law, Norma Bale Shumaker and Norma Gourley Shumaker. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. in East Brady and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, October 17, at the First Presbyterian Church in East Brady. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016, at the church with the Rev. Raymond Eichler officiating. Private interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Distant. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Heilman's family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 110 West 10th Street, Suite 212, Erie, PA 16501 or a charity of the donor's choice.
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