Leona L. Heinzman
August 25, 1927 - January 3, 2022
Leona (Newport) Heinzman, of Patricksburg, Indiana, passed away January 3, 2022 in Spencer, Indiana at Owen Valley Health Campus at age 94.
Leona was born on August 25, 1927, in Patricksburg, Indiana. She was a member of the Patricksburg Methodist Church until her early teens. She then joined the Church of the Nazarene, on Byerly Road, in Patricksburg, through the influence of her grandfather Madison R. “Doc” Newport. In her early years at the Nazarene church is where Leona accepted Christ as her personal savior and was active in the church as Trustee, Board Member, Sunday School Teacher and Mission President for as long as she was able to attend church.
She was married in the same Nazarene church to Robert (Bob) Heinzman on August 12, 1966 at 7 PM. Leona and Bob had no children but were active in foster care opening their home to several children over the years. Leona wrote that her nieces and nephews were dear to her. As they were growing up, they spent summers with her and their grandparents. They had nieces and nephews off and on most of the summers. Leona enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading, hand crafts and liked to plant and make flower arrangements. Leona was the Newport family historian and with pictures and stories told of 6 generations before her, now a bound book passed on to generations to come.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her father and mother Ward and Edna Newport of Owen County in Indiana; and a sister Mildred Newport Thornburg.
Leona leaves behind her sisters: Joanna Ault of Freedom, Indiana and Loeva Newport Neihart of Martinsville, Indiana and a brother Donavan Newport of Patricksburg, Indiana. She also leaves behind her beloved nieces and nephews Teresa, Michael, Jeff, Melanie, Melinda, Carol, Diana, Dawn, Jay, Donnetta, Cindy, Rodger, Andrea, and Travis as well as several great nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Mount Zion Cemetery, in Bowling Green.
Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, in Clay City, has been entrusted with her care.