Ann M. Heimann, the beloved wife of Stephen Heimann for 46 years and daughter of Thomas E. and Patricia L. Holsworth (deceased), passed from this life on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Surviving Ann is her loving daughter, Emily VanOsdol, her son-in-law Adam, and her most precious granddaughters Nora, Maren and Lucy.
Ann experienced an extraordinary, albeit short life: President of Precision Fire and Safety, office manager for her husband’s law office, and countless volunteer hours with numerous organizations. However, her family was always the utmost priority for Ann. And she had several “families.” Whether volunteering at events when her children were young or bringing together her own brothers and sisters, Ann knew the importance of connection, service and love.
Ann felt it was a privilege to be an active and supporting member of her judicial family, her church family, and of course, her Columbus community family. She was always willing to help. While she was never an official hospice volunteer, she supported many friends and families on their final journey, passing from this life to the next. Ann’s dear, dear friends were like sisters and brothers to her. She loved and cared for them as much as they loved and cared for her, even when they did not see each other often. Ann had a way of making each dear friend a part of her family and ensuring they knew they were valued and treasured.
In 2020, Ann experienced the marvelous gift of combining households with her daughter’s family, which gave her such great joy! For Ann, being a mother and grandmother were the best days of her life!
Ann’s words of wisdom: While Ann suffered gradual and debilitating physical effects from a spinal cord tumor just below the brain stem, she discovered that that burden made her a more caring and compassionate person. Even when it felt like someone wronged her or she was disappointed by another’s actions, she would come to reconcile that loss by realizing her expectations were greater than what that person could give. This realization provided Ann with a profound sense of understanding and deep peace. She learned it was easy to release any blame and find the return pathway to peaceful and loving relationships.
Ann is preceded in death by her son, Andrew.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday January 28, 2022 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Fr. Chris Wadelton, Fr. Clem Davis, Fr. Stephen Banet and Deacon Thomas Holsworth co-celebrating. Following the mass, Ann will be laid to rest in Garland Brook Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Masks and social distancing are required for all who attend the services. For those who cannot attend, the mass will be streamed beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the church website: www.saintbartholomew.org.
In celebration of Ann’s life, please consider donating to the Mill Race Center, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, your favorite charity or to a friend in need.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle of remembrance and share condolences and memories of Ann with the Heimann family via the funeral home website: www.jewellrittman.com.