Monday, September 14, 2020

Mary Joan Hiestand (August 26, 2020)

Mary Joan Hiestand, 81, of Ansonia, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at Shelby Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Sidney, Ohio.

She was born on June 11, 1939, in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Robert E. Hecht and Mary E. (Riffell) Gasper.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Thobe; and her brothers, Richard, Delbert, and Bob Hecht.

Mary loved the outdoors. She spent many of her days mowing the grass, walking, and just enjoying nature's beauties. She liked spending time with her family and enjoyed playing cards and singing karaoke. Mary worked for FRAM for many years until her retirement in 2001. Most importantly, Mary was an avid blood donor and had received several awards through the Community Blood Center.

Mary is survived by her sons, Rodney Hiestand and his wife, Erica, of Sidney, Robert Hiestand, Jr. of New Weston, Ohio, and Joseph Thobe; her grandchildren, Josh Hiestand, of Florida, Stacey Hiestand of Kentucky, Tyler Hiestand of Sidney, Joe Hiestand of Sidney, Rachelle Hiestand of Sidney, Leah Hiestand of Ansonia, Jaidon Hiestand of Sidney, and Landon Black of Ansonia.

A celebration on Mary’s life will take place at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Eric Knight officiating.

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