Esther Lou Nella Heise

January 3, 2012

Esther Lou Nella Heise 81of Frankfort, IN, died at 8:10 a.m. January 3, 2012 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, IN. Born August 14, 1930 in Frankfort to the late Curtis & Thera (Hammack) Donoho. She married Donald Lee Mangis and he preceded her in death on January 7, 1957. She then married John C. Heise in December of 1958 and he preceded her in death on June 20, 2011. Mrs. Heise was a 1948 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Frankfort resident. She was owner of Town & Country Florist in Frankfort and worked for the former Goodnight Flowers. Mrs. Heise was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Nazarene Church.

Survived by:

2 Sons: John (Paige) Heise of Rockwall, TX and Chris (Mary) Mangis of Hillsborough, NJ 4 Sisters: Sarah Fudge of Columbus, OH, Sue (Kenney) Estes of Frankfort, Beverly Kaehler of Gulf Breeze, FL and Marian (Don) Grobe of San Diego, CA Brother: Ernest (Nancy) Donoho of Bullhead City, AZ Sister-in-Law: Mae Donoho of Lima, OH 3 grandchildren, Jacob, Julia and Derrick Several nieces and nephews also survive

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a brother, Phillip Donoho.


8 Condolences for “Esther Lou Nella Heise”

  1. Bob & Janie Shurr January 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Sue & Kenny: We are sorry for your loss.
    Your family is in our prayers.

  2. Linda Shepherd Schendel January 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Dear Sarah and Sue, so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Linda Schendel

  3. Katherine Thompson January 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I believe she will no longer suffer and will be at peace. Hopefully, that belief will also give you peace.

  4. Heather (Quick) Wheeler January 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    My condolences to the Donoho family. Stacy and I always enjoyed visiting Aunt Lou. She was so, so sweet. Praying for comfort and peace for the family during this difficult time.

  5. Charna Virtue January 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for strength and endurance are with the whole family.

  6. Charlie and Sandi Hyden January 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    John and Chris and families
    Sorry to hear of your loss of your mother. You are all our in our prays. Lou was our parents neighbor for years in Frankfort.

  7. Melinda Lou Mast January 6, 2012 at 2:55 am

    My Aunt Lou…I spent many, many nights at her and my Uncle John’s house back the lane. It was my favorite place to go. I played in the old barn with Chris & Tony (John). Aunt Lou treated me like her little princess and always made me feel that way. A lot of cute clothes and bubble baths, soft warm pillows and cushy blankets. I was fascinated how she could make flowers & ribbons speak to your heart. As I got older I watched her for hours when I came. She didn’t run me off, she sat me next to her and gave me a pile of stuff and taught me her magic.
    She wasn’t afraid to tell me if she thought I was wrong….or just plain stupid. She took charge of things. But she always made me feel special. My son was slow to walk stayed with her a few days, when I came to get him…he ran to the door! He grew to love her too.
    What a wonderful pair her & my Uncle John were, They inspired and touched the lives of many of us, I loved Them both. My middle name is Lou after her and when she touched my life…she made it sparkle.

  8. Shirley Romey January 8, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Sue, so sorry for your loss. Pray that the arms of our Lord will wrap around you with love and understanding.
    Shirley and Carl Romey

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