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Jo Ann Heller
Jo Ann HellerMusicNotesJo Ann Heller 88 of LaRue, died peacefully late Thursday evening January 26, 2017 at the Marion General Hospital.

She was born June 10, 1928 in Richwood to the late Edgar and Daisy (Reece) Hoffman.  On April 29, 1947 she married Robert D. Heller in Essex and he died June 29, 2005.  She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Paul and James Hoffman, Vineta Foos, Lucille Wittibslager, Ruth Greenwood and Winifred Blue.

Jo Ann was a 1946 graduate of the Richwood High School, where she was a cheerleader and was in the choir and orchestra.
An artist and musician, she was a supporter of arts in education and a member of the Palace Cultural Arts Assn. With the voice of an angel, she sang in the Chancel Choir at the LaRue United Methodist Church where she was a member. Jo Ann also played the piano and violin.

Surviving are her seven children: Pamela “P.J.” (Kreig) Hitz of Waldo, Nancy (Ronald) Robbins of Delaware, Vicki (Keith Landry) Ford of Sun Lakes, Arizona, Cathi (Chris Guidry) Boles of Denver, Colorado, Edgar (Linda) Heller of Fort Wayne, Indiana, David “Foo” Heller of LaRue and Mark (Jean) Heller of LaRue
Fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Fannie Hoffman, Richwood.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Pastor Mike Raypholtz will officiate, burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home in LaRue

Memorial gifts may be made to LaRue United Methodist Church, 166 N High Street, P. O. Box 327, LaRue, OH 43332.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Joseph Derringer
La Rue
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 4:09 PM

condolences to the family.  jo was a great lady and she will be greatly missed.

#2 from: Bill Ballinger
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Mrs. Heller always had a warm smile. Her love lives on in her children. Thinking of Ed, Foo and Pam today.

#3 from: Marke & Denise Lyon
Marion, Ohio
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 8:39 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers are with all of your families.
Marke & Denise Lyon

#4 from: Sharon McWade Hutchinson
Greer, South Carolina
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 9:47 PM

Jo and my mother Mary Frances McWade were good friends.  As were our families.  She will be missed, but she and my mother are in heaven sewing together.  God is good.

#5 from: Kathy and Bill Lyons
Castle Rock,  Colorado
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 9:52 PM

My deepest condolences to the family.  I've met several members of Ms Heller family and can say her impact was raising a beautiful generous family and I know she will be deeply missed. God bless you all at this time of sorrow and I pray that your memories bring you comfort.  

#6 from: Bob and Eileen Clement
Richwood Ohio
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 12:24 AM

Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Your beautiful mother was always an inspiration to all. May God be with each of you at this difficult time.  From the Clement family!

#7 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Ed & Linda and families
Know that you have been a sweet blessing to your Mom. Prayers of comfort are with you.
Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX

#8 from: Tracy capell
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Prayers for your family.

#9 from: Donny and Dianna(Boles) Johnson
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Thoughts and Prayers are with the Heller family at this difficult time.  My mother will miss your mother deeply as they were true friends. Our love goes out to Cathi's family.

#10 from: Rick Blankenship 1
Sandia , Texas
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 11:49 AM

Dear Heller family my deepest sorrow goes out to you for the passing of your Mother . Peace  and Love be with you Rick (Grog) Blankenship

#11 from: Dorothy Protopapas
Bluffton, SC
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 5:29 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was so sweet and always made me feel welcome. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

#12 from: Brent &Karla Harper
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 9:19 PM

Are thoughts and prayers our with you
at this Heart felt time.

#13 from: Lynn Mullin
Gautier, Ms
Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 9:37 PM

Prayers and thoughts are with you  and family

#14 from: Mike and Shirley Schmelzer
18 Island View S, Fruitland Park, FL
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 10:15 AM

So sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

#15 from: Lauren and Jeanie Park
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 10:38 PM

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing!  She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time! Your sweet mother was a blessing to many! We were often blessed by her her beautiful smile, her  choir voice and many warm hugs on Sundays at LaRue UMC!  Your mother was a wonderful example of Christian faith and love! May the memories of her faith and love bring you comfort and peace!

#16 from: Judy Derringer-Hahn
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 9:26 AM

To Heller Family,
  This is so difficult to go through. My thoughts and prayers are with all your families.
  Memories are so wonderful. They make you laugh, cry and love her all the more. And every day you will think of something you want to ask her about recipes or tell her about friends. That is the hardest part. ( My mom thought so much of her.)
  Jo was a beautiful, caring woman with an angelic  voice. I am sure she is in GOD's choir.

#17 from: Barbe Crosier
Powell, OH
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 12:04 PM

What a comfort to know she's at peace at home with the Lord.  I never had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Heller, but can appreciate what a wonderful woman she was just by having a dear friend in her daughter Nancy - and I have the promise and blessing of knowing I'll meet Nancy's mother one glorious day!

#18 from: JJ Appelfeller
Fort Worth, Texas
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 2:21 PM

Our condolences to the Heller family Mrs. Heller was a great lady and was and still loved by all that knew her. She will be greatly missed by all of us.
JJ & Lisa Appelfeller

#19 from: Jerry and Kathryn Hoffman
Raymond, Ohio
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 6:22 PM

Aunt Jo Ann, You were only eleven when I was born. You always wanted to know If we were coming to the Hoffman reunion. We will all miss you but you are now with Uncle Bob. Bless the Heller family.

#20 from: Ed fugate
Newark Ohio
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 7:42 AM

Jo was a special lady. I am thankful I was able to know her. Her faith was evident whenever she faced a challenge. I also enjoyed singing with her in choir. My prayers are with you all.

#21 from: Sandy (Sisson) Irwin
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 11:54 AM

I graduated with Cathi Heller in 1980.  Cathi, so sorry to hear about your mother's passing.  I lost both of my parents in my twenties and know how hard that can be.  I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

#22 from: Sarah Kyser
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 5:34 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I just heard. I love Jo. Always enjoyed being her server of her hamburger and pie!
Much love to all the Hellers

#23 from: Theresa, Villi, and Rick
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 8:07 PM

We are very sorry for your loss of your Mom. Our deepest sympathy and condolences. Keeping you all in our prayers!

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