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MOUNT ZION -- Mae M. Heiland, 91, of Amherst, OH, formerly of Mt. Zion, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in Amherst, OH.

Mae was born on December 1, 1926, in Catharpin, VA, the daughter of William Perington and Margaret Irene (Spencer) Mandley. She attended the Methodist Church for many years, worked as an operator for Illinois Bell and worked her entire life caring for her youngest son. Mae married Billy Heiland March 3, 1947, in Forrestville, MO, and he preceded her in death June 8, 2011.

Mae was avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Most of all she was a loving and caring mother.

Mae is survived by her sons: Gary (Lisa) Heiland and Kevin Heiland of Amherst, OH; four step-grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren; siblings: Theodore Mandley of SC, Bobby Lee Mandley of VA and Dorothy Jean Goad of VA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents, father and four siblings.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM, Friday, December 8, 2017, at Star of Hope Chapel at Graceland Cemetery. Services to celebrate her life will be 11 AM, Friday, December 8, 2017, in the Star of Hope Chapel. Burial will take place in Graceland Cemetery.

The family of Mae M. Heiland is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave, Decatur, IL. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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