Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Lois G. (Gates) Heichel

Lois G. Heichel, age 88, of 97 Park Village, Shelby, died unexpectedly Monday at her home. She was born August 19, 1903 in Shelby, the daughter of Cloyd M. and Verna Estella (Guthrie) Gates.

Mrs. Heichel was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, Rizpah Chapter #153 Order of The Eastern Star since 1927, and A.A.R.P. She was a charter member of the Shelby Memorial Hospital Guild and of the first Patron Mothers Service League.

She is srvived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law: Marijo and Alvin Berman of North Ridgeville, Ohio; and Sue and Kenneth L. Swanger of Shelby; 1 step-daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Paul Cowan of Dunnellon, FL; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 step-grandsons; 4 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde H. Heichel in 1971; 2 brothers: Robert D. Gates and William J. Gates; and a sister Doris Suter.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakland Cemetery with her pastor Rev. C. Reid Miller, officiating. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial expressions may be made to the First Christian Church or the Shelby Public Health League and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home which is charge of the arrangements.

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