Emma Irene Heldman

Emma Irene Heldman, 81, of Belpre, Ohio, died at the Marietta Memorial Hospital on Monday. She was born in Wade, Ohio on January 11, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Clifford Christopher and Mayme Riggin Dreyer. She had been a member of the Center Valley Church. She was a member of the Belpre Senior Citizens and was an avid bingo player.

Surviviors include her husband of 62 years, Charles W. Heldman, a son, Jack Heldman of Belpre, a daughter, Janet (Donald T. Meek) Deem of Vincent, Ohio, a son, Dave (Carol) Heldman of Blairsville, GA and a daughter, Leslie (Bruce) Johnson of Coolville, Ohio. Also surviving are her grandhchildren, Jeremy Pierce, Amber (Justin) Marlow, Brandon Heldman, Ashley Heldman, Michelle (Priscilla Coria) Meek Coria, Shanna Meek, Patrick Johnson, Amanda Sawyer and her great grandchildren, Preston Ridenhour, Molly Sawyer, and Lucas Sawyer. She is survived by two brothers, Gale Dreyer and James Dreyer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, Alberta Lohr, Hazel Collins, Juanita Bedillion, Mary Creighton, Eddie Miracle and 2 infant boys.

Services will be on Friday at 1:00 P.M. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with Reverend David Hubbard officiating. Entombment will be at the Eastlawn Memorial Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com