Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 26, 2014

Geraldine L. Harry Heishman

ROCKY GAP, Va. — Geraldine L. Harry Heishman, 88, of Elm Drive Rocky Gap, VA died Monday April 21, 2014 at a Bluefield hospital.

Born August 13, 1925 in Hemphill, WV she was the daughter of the late Ray Wilson and Virgie Lee Mitchell Wilson, She attended Hemphill Elementary and Welch High School. Geraldine was a member of the Rocky Gap United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women where she was very active, also a member of the Bluefield Union Mission Auxiliary. She was the owner of the Sunset Restaurant before selling in 1975.   

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters Anne Coeburn, Loradel Wilson and Violet Skorinko, a brother Harley Wilson and her second husband Dexter R. Harry, Jr.

Geraldine is survived by her husband Ralph Heishman of the home, her only child Haskel Henderson and his wife Anita of Glochester Point, VA, three stepchildren, eight step-grandchildren and five step-great grandchildren, sister Frances Wellman of Indiana, brothers Jack Wilson and wife Jo of Niceville, FL and Harold Wilson and his wife Fran of Fort Myers, FL.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel in Bluefield with the Rev. Rodney Lawson officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until the service hour. Private burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests, if desired memorial donations be made to the Rocky Gap United Methodist Women, P.O. Box 68, Rocky Gap, VA  24366.  

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