September 16, 1917 - July 9, 2012
Marian E. Heismann (Bax), 94, peacefully went to be with our Heavenly Father on July 9, 2012 with her family by her side. Marian was born September 16, 1917 to William F. and Frieda C. Bax (Siemer). She was greeted at the pearly white gates by her parents, brother James and her husband August C. Heismann. She leaves behind five children; Gus (Nancy), Carl (Shirley), Mary (Wallace) McLane, Richard (Sandra), and Dan (Karen). She also has twelve grandchildren: Rick (Juanita), A. Chris (Kimberly), Kimberly Jean, Wendy (Michael) Minor, Jeff (Stephanie), Dave (Sheyna), Carol (Kendall) Grove, Zachary (Jennie), Jeremy (Stephanie), Casey (Lynn) Gowler, Eric (Julie) Gowler, Amanda and twenty-four great-grandchildren. Marian taught at Runyon School and Springdale Elementary for many years. She also taught Round Dancing at The Hayloft for 35 years while her husband, Gus, taught Square Dancing. After retiring, she stayed active; playing bridge, working on quilts and working with the Seniors group at Mason UMC. Since 2008, she lived at Mason Christian Village. Visitation will be Monday, July 16, 2012 from 10 a.m. until the service at noon at Hodapp Funeral Home-LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, 6410 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. (in Bethany) with interment at Spring Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, Mason United Methodist Church, or charity of your choice.
Aunt Marian will be truely missed. She was a strong amazing lady. Her memories will live on through all who knew her.
Although it was a short time it was a pleasure working with such a beautiful family. Rest assured that Marian is resting in the arms of the Saviour she was such a joy to be with. Sorry I won’t be able to make it to the services, they immediately gave me a new person to work but my prayers are with you all. Take care of each other.
We have lost the second half of Cincinnati’s Square Dance Heritage. Marian, wife of the late Gus Heismann – They owned the original Hayloft Barn in Springdale, Ohio. 4-H, Scouts, church groups, square dance club & their families and more learned to square and round dance from the Heismann Family.
I will always remember her smile and her telling me to go round dance with Gus while she was cueing. I was proud to be a member of Hayloft Twirlers and Hayloft Skirts & Shirts when they called and cued. I appreciated her support when I became President of Skirts & Shirts, Organized the 40th Anniversary of the Hayloft and encouraged former dancers to attend the Rusty Hinges Workshop for past dancers.
Keep Dancing, Marianne C. Jackson
President of the Greater Cincinnati Callers and Teachers Association
Dearest Mrs. Heismann,
What an amazing,remarkable, insightful, caring and well loved woman you were. Thank you for all your stories and wisdom and most especially for being my friend. I will always remember you. My deepest sympathy to your family.