Johann A. Heller (née Ackerly) died peacefully on January 29, 2021 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio at the age of 79.
Johann is survived by her husband, William T. Heller; children, Elizabeth (William), David, and Paul (Marilyn); siblings, Carol Priore of Florida, Claire Wright of Arizona and John Ackerly of Florida. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Bertha Ackerly. Johann is also survived by Grandchildren Caleb Yoho, Sergey Yoho, Joshua Yoho (Rachel), Anna Yoho, Julia Ryan (Anthony), Elijah Yoho, Isaac Yoho, Jacob Heller, Justin Heller and Nathan Heller. She is also survived by great grandchildren: Jeremiah, Jasmine, Katelyn, Johann and Cynthia.
Although Johann’s illness was long, she continued to bless those around her with grace and a warm smile. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt, sister and friend. She will be remembered by many for her welcoming heart, her sense of service to others, her ability to talk to everyone and anyone, and her love for cats, gardening and sewing.
A funeral is scheduled for Monday February 8, 2021 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Cuyahoga Falls with calling hours in the church beginning at 10:00 and the funeral at 11:00. It breaks our hearts to go against what we know Johann would love, but due to Covid, we will be unable to have a reception following the mass. Father Tom McCann will officiate the mass with assistance from Deacon William Yoho (son-in-law of the deceased). All are welcome and encouraged to attend and celebrate Johann’s life. Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be followed. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to IHM Ministry for the Needy at 1905 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223.
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