OBITUARY

Anita Hayes Heimel

June 5, 1932July 8, 2019
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Anita Hayes Heimel passed away Monday, July 8, 2019. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Frank S. and Albertine (Schwab) Buergler.

Anita was a groundbreaking professional. She was the first woman to graduate from Kent State University with an accounting degree. She began her career working as a CPA for Escott & Company in Kent. For many years, she was the only female CPA in the area. After her retirement from Escott and Company, Anita went on to work at KAPCO for many years and was still helping friends and family with their taxes last year. Anita also volunteered for several charities where she provided accounting assistance.

Anita was a devout Catholic and was an active member of St. Joseph Parish in Randolph. A highlight of her week was attending church with her grandson David and enjoying breakfast with him afterwards. She also attended frequent luncheons with her St. Charles’ School class and with the Swiss Society in Cleveland. She was very involved in the National Society of Accounts and the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society.

Anita’s belief in a woman's ability to succeed at any career was influential in providing the drive for her daughters’ professional success. Anita never turned down the opportunity to enjoy life; she took flying lessons and successfully soloed, skied, camped, hiked and went white water rafting with her family. She cherished family dinners, and if we were lucky they might end with her wonderful angel food cake. Anita also adored her friends, and always sent them a birthday card.

We want to thank the nurses at Akron General Cleveland Clinic ICU for their excellent medical care and compassion, especially JB, Mary Ellen and Emily.

Anita is survived by her children: Beth (Tim) Moon, Becky Hayes, Holly Hayes, John (Cindy) Heimel, Cindy (Neal) Broida, Dede (Gary) Fink, Laura (Joe) Heimel Tracy, and Jeff Heimel, as well as all of her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving her are her nephews Carl Buergler and Robert Buerglerner.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Heimel, her brothers Frank J. Buergler and Freddy Buergler, and her step-son Mike Heimel.

Her wishes for cremation are being honored. Friends and family will be received Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna 44266. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Thomas S. Acker, S.J. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, 2643 Waterloo Rd., Mogadore, OH 44260. Private inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 15, 2019

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Pat Rice

July 15, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Anita's passing. She was a beautiful lady . I'm sorry I missed her calling hours. She and I were active and involved a lot in NAA and later the IMA. I considered her a friend. She never forgot a birthday. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Pat Rice

Lisa Maki (Deer)

July 14, 2019

Beth, Becky, and Holly,
I have many happy memories playing with you at your house while our parents visited and solved the problems of the world. Anita always seemed like a sister to my mom. She cherished their friendship. Anita was a loving and supportive godmother. We visited and talked frequently while I lived in Kent. After we moved, her cards and letters were a special way to stay connected. Mark and I enjoyed meeting up with you and your mom when we came north. My prayers are with you. She is in God’s loving arms.

Louise Rose

July 13, 2019

My Dear Beth and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of your dear Mother’s passing. As I scrolled through her pictures I can see she has a loving family with so many precious memories. May you and your family find.comfort in those memories.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and hugs Louise

Denise Heimel

July 12, 2019

Laura Tracy

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Denise Heimel

July 11, 2019

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Biography

Anita Hayes Heimel passed away Monday, July 8, 2019. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Frank S. and Albertine (Schwab) Buergler.

Anita was a groundbreaking professional. She was the first woman to graduate from Kent State University with an accounting degree. She began her career working as a CPA for Escott & Company in Kent. For many years, she was the only female CPA in the area. After her retirement from Escott and Company, Anita went on to work at KAPCO for many years and was still helping friends and family with their taxes last year. Anita also volunteered for several charities where she provided accounting assistance.

Anita was a devout Catholic and was an active member of St. Joseph Parish in Randolph. A highlight of her week was attending church with her grandson David and enjoying breakfast with him afterwards. She also attended frequent luncheons with her St. Charles’ School class and with the Swiss Society in Cleveland. She was very involved in the National Society of Accounts and the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society.

Anita’s belief in a woman's ability to succeed at any career was influential in providing the drive for her daughters’ professional success. Anita never turned down the opportunity to enjoy life; she took flying lessons and successfully soloed, skied, camped, hiked and went white water rafting with her family. She cherished family dinners, and if we were lucky they might end with her wonderful angel food cake. Anita also adored her friends, and always sent them a birthday card.

We want to thank the nurses at Akron General Cleveland Clinic ICU for their excellent medical care and compassion, especially JB, Mary Ellen and Emily.

Anita is survived by her children: Beth (Tim) Moon, Becky Hayes, Holly Hayes, John (Cindy) Heimel, Cindy (Neal) Broida, Dede (Gary) Fink, Laura (Joe) Heimel Tracy, and Jeff Heimel, as well as all of her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving her are her nephews Carl Buergler and Robert Buerglerner.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Heimel, her brothers Frank J. Buergler and Freddy Buergler, and her step-son Mike Heimel.

Her wishes for cremation are being honored. Friends and family will be received Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna 44266. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Thomas S. Acker, S.J. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, 2643 Waterloo Rd., Mogadore, OH 44260. Private inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation.