Irene Heydinger

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414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 1/5/2012 16:00:00

New Washington OH 44854 1/6/2012 10:00:00

Irene Heydinger, age 62, of New Washington, Ohio passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. She was born on October 24, 1949 at home in Richmond Twp. to the late Arlie and Katie (Conley) Barnett. Irene was a 1968 graduate of Willard High School and formerly worked at Pepperidge Farm in Willard. She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington, Ohio. Irene was also a member of the American Legion Auxilary Post 405 in New Washington.
She is survived by her husband, Donald J. Heydinger, whom she married on November 15, 1969; son, Derrick J. Heydinger of New Washington; two grandsons, Evan Conway and Dylan J. Heydinger; three sisters, Louetta Collins of Greenwich, Elaine (Roger) Steele of Willard and Belinda (David) Barnett of Willard; four brothers, Curtis (Jenny) Barnett of Willard, Edwin Barnett of Lake Whales, Florida, Mike (Hazel) Barnett of Plymouth and Dan (Janet) Barnett of Fort Worth, Texas; three brother-in-laws, Larry Heydinger, Jerome (Penny) Heydinger and Dennis (Brenda) Heydinger, all of New Washington; two sisters-in-law, Elaine (Mark) Fortney of New Washington and Betty (Scott) Steinmetz of Willard; numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Arlie and Katie Barnett; daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Mike Conway; two sisters, Maxine Cole and Jeweldene Newberry; infant brother, Paul Barnett and father and mother-in-law, Harold and Frances Heydinger.
Visitation will be on Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio. The funeral mass will be on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington, with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in New Washington, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House Hospice in Columbus, Ohio or St. Bernards Church in New Washington. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Jerry Heydinger - Jan 10, 2012

Dear Donald,
It was with great sadness that I read in the Herald of the passing of your father on Christmas day. I my eyes, and I am sure in the eyes of everyone who knew him, he was a great man. Kind, hardworking, honest, loving and a fine Christian. He is the epitome of why I am so proud that my last name is also ‘Heydinger’. We will all miss him, but never forget the example he has left for all of us to follow. And it was with even greater sadness to read of the passing of you lovely wife Irene. Living in California, I did not have the opportunity to get to know her very well. But based on our few and short encounters I know that she was a very loving and generous soul. I cannot imagine the loss that you are feeling now. Please know that Chacha, I and my whole family share in your grief and our prayers are for you and all your family during this sad time in your lives.
Jerry and Chacha Heydinger

Mary Lou & Greg Warndorf - Jan 8, 2012

We were so sorry to hear about Irene. I remember her as such a friendly and kind person. Treasure all your memories and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Meggan Haynes/Cole - Jan 7, 2012

So Sorry I wasn’t able to make it to the funeral we send our condolences to the family. Aunt Irene will be missed very much, and you all will be in our prayers.

Barbara Picklesimer - Jan 6, 2012

Don…I am so sorry for your loss and wish you all the best..Remember she will always be with you and your family.I too have lost a great friend..she is going to the Golden Gates..where we will meet again.Love and Prayers for her entire family..I Love you all!!

Karen Alt - Jan 6, 2012

Don and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You have all been through so much. I hope you can find comfort knowing that Irene is at peace. She will always be with you. You are in my thoughts.

Linda Doster - Jan 5, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Irene was one of the nicest classmates I had the honor of knowing. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Sharon & Doug Snipes - Jan 4, 2012

Sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. Our prayers will be for strength to help you to get through this rough time.

Wendy Pugh - Jan 4, 2012

Donald, Derrick, and Evan,
I wish I could say something that would make you all feel better, but I know I can’t. I am thinking of you all, and I hope you know that I love you very much. I will miss Irene dearly and will think of her often. Please let me know if I can do anything at all for any of you.

Becky Travis (Zoltanski) - Jan 4, 2012

Sending thoughts and prayers your way during this difficult time. May God bless you all and give you the strength and courage to make it through this sad time.

bertha strand - Jan 4, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss Belinda and family.
you will always be in my prayers..may God bless
you and your family.

Lyle & Cheryl Biederman - Jan 4, 2012

Don and family,
May God Bless your family and give you confort in the memories you have shared through the years together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as she was a very good hearted and giving person. May in time you find peace.

Lawrence & Nancy Higginbotham - Jan 4, 2012

Our sincere condolences to you all.
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
God Bless

Tammy and Leroy Carrington - Jan 3, 2012

Sheila sorry for your loss your family is in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please call.

Jim & Deb White - Jan 3, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to your family through this difficult time. God Bless.

Debbie Osborne R - Jan 3, 2012

So sorry for your loss Irene was a sweet lady. We worked at Pepperidge for years . Heart felt prayers for you all.
Debbie Robinson

Boyd & Kathleen Studer - Jan 3, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary and Mary Campbell - Jan 3, 2012

Donald Derrick and Evan,
Our sympathy to all of you and your family!! Irene was one special lady!! May God comfort you in this time of sadness and know that you will see her again. Thinking of you Gary and Mary

Melody Heydinger Mergenthaler - Jan 3, 2012

Donald, Derrick and Evan,
My heart is aching for all of you. Aunt Irene was a great person and so sad that her life was cut so short. I wish I could have made it back for the services. Please know I am thinking of you and praying for peace for all of you! Love you! Melody

brenda lillo - Jan 2, 2012 and extended barnett family-so sorry to hear about the passing of your family member-i have known the barnetts for along time and am just now realizing how large the family is-even though- to loose just one member is heartbreaking-i will be thinking of you and praying that you and all your family find peace at this terrible time….

lois risner cherry - Jan 2, 2012

Dear Donald and family,
So sorry for your loss.
I loved Irene and will greatly miss her.
God Bless you all.
Her cousin from Norwalk
Lois Kay

Mark Ebbeskotte - Jan 2, 2012

Donald and family, My deepest sympathy to you as you mourn Irene’s passing. I can’t imagine the grief that you are experiencing through these most difficult times. I pray that the Lord will bless you with peace and serenity and that you will find solace in knowing that you have several angels in heaven watching over you. Stay strong in the faith and lean on your family and friends for support. God Bless you and keep you! – Ebby