The Shelbyville News
Elsie Mae Heistand, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Regency Place,
Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Born Feb. 7, 1921, in Fairland, the youngest daughter of
Charles and Nellie (Ensminger) Beaumont.
Married Kenneth Heistand on May 20, 1950, and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1984.
Survivors include her sons,
Jerry (wife, Kathy) of Greenwood and Dean (wife, Cheri) of
Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana; granddaughter,
Sarah of Greenfield; “almost twin” sister, Lourene of Shelbyville; and several generations of nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Martha Homes, Frances Lowe
and Kathryn Ponsler.
Lifelong resident of Shelby County.
Licensed cosmetologist and owned a beauty shop in the old Methodist Building prior to becoming a wife and mother.
Graduated from Moral Township High School in 1939.
Member of First United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, where she was an active member of United Methodist Women, holding the office of president for several years, and had also served on most of the committees.
Loved her Lord and her church.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.; and from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St.
Funeral services at the church, with the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.
Interment: St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville News
Kenneth L. Heistand, 72, Shelbyville, died today, Methodist Hospital,
June 8, 1984
Lifelong Shelby County resident.
Oldsmobile dealer for 14 years. After retiring, real estate broker.
Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Born Feb. 2, 1912, in Shelby County, to Frank and Josephine
Married Elise Beaumont on May 20, 1950; she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Jerry Heistand and Dean
Heistand, both of Shelbyville; sister, Alice Gallagher, California.
Funeral mass, St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father William Ernst officiating.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Carmony Funeral Home.
Contributed by Marsha Ensminger
The Shelby Democrat
Obituary summary: Mrs. Melinda Heaston
Age - 75 years
Daughter of Samuel Nail, native of NC
Mother, Mrs. Nail, age 94 yrs, died a few years ago.
Husband died 10 years ago
Children: Frank, Mrs. S. C. Hoover of
this City & Mrs. George Ballard of FL.
Brother: James Nail
Sisters: Mrs. Nancy Francis of this City & Mrs. Rebecca Thomas
of this City
From a book by Linda Mohr
Contributed by John Ballard
The Daily Republican
The DeLand (Florida) Chronicle gives the following obituary notice of Mr. Benjamin Heistand, of this county, who died there on the 28th of March, 1887, in the sixty-first year of his age:
Monday, April 25, 1887
Page 2 Column 3
"Mr. Heistand was brought here from Indian river to be cared for by his favorite child, Mrs. George Ballard. He fully realized that he was going to die and requested to be buried where the ice and
snow of the bitter north would not cover his grave. Mr. Heistand enlisted in the Federal army at the breaking out of the war, and
staid with the boys till Lee surrendered, although wounded and disabled on many a field of carnage. He was a member of Col. A. D.
Straight's regiment, the man who tunnelled out of Libby prison, and he was with General Sherman when he marched to the sea.
He never asked Uncle Sam to give him a pension, although he died from the effects of injuries received in the service.
Mayor Goodrich and the Grand Army of the Republic buried the battle scarred veteran with the beautiful ritual of their order, Rev. W. M. Jones officiating."
Submitted by Barb Huff