Esther L. Heilman

Esther L. Heilman

MANCHESTER – Esther L. (Murphy) Heilman, 75, of Manchester, passed away at 8:53 AM, Friday, December 7, 2018, at York Hospital.

Esther was born July 23, 1943, in York and was the daughter of the late Frederick, Jr. and Anna (Miller) Murphy.

She graduated from Northeastern High School in 1961. Previously she was employed by CPI, Northeastern Super Thrift, and IDG. She retired in 2006 to be a caregiver for her mother. She was a dedicated cheerleader for all of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, and hated to miss any event. Her hobbies included reading, watching Days of Our Lives, and monthly card club for 40 years.

She is survived by her two daughters, Kori (Heilman) Weikle and her husband John of Middletown, Nicole (Heilman) Braswell and her husband Matt of Manchester; her son, Tom Heilman of Manchester; 7 grandchildren, Jeri Harper of Florida, Stephen, Luke, Abigail, Leah, Joel, and Levi Braswell of Manchester; her brothers, Reginald Murphy and Ronald Murphy both of Mount Wolf, and Larry Murphy and his wife Barb of York, and her sister-in-law and best friend, Joyce Murphy. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lowell Murphy.

A celebration of life service will begin at 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 23, 2018, at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Suburban Memorial Gardens in Dover.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.

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