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Sue Ann (Heistand) Napier

Sue Ann (Heistand) Napier, age 74, of St. Petersburg FL, formerly of Germantown OH, passed away March 24, 2017.  She was born August 3, 1942, the daughter of Kenneth and Mary Elizabeth (Paine) Heistand. A 1960 graduate of Germantown High School, Sue Ann held bachelors and masters degrees in education from Miami University. She taught kindergarten at Germantown Elementary prior to moving with her husband Alvin to Florida in 1985. While there, she and Alvin sold health insurance for many years.

Sue Ann was a member of Maximo Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg and a former member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Germantown, singing in the choir at both churches. She was formerly the Secretary of the Germantown Alumni Association for many years. She and Alvin loved traveling and especially enjoyed 158 cruises together, often sailing with family and friends.

Sue Ann was preceded in death by her father (1998), mother (2010) and brother Paul (2003). She is survived by her husband of 55 years Alvin; son Alan (Sheree) of Bradenton FL; granddaughters Melissa, Heather and Alana and seven great-grandchildren, all in Florida; sister-in-law Barbara Heistand of Sevierville TN and niece Ann in Florida; brother Mark (Karen Carmickle) and nephews William (Taylor) and Charles, all of Germantown.

Burial was held at Germantown Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Germantown United Methodist Church, 525 Farmersville Pike, followed by a memorial service at 4 pm led by Pastor Gary Wheeler.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Germantown United Methodist Church - Music Fund
525 Farmersville Germantown Pike Germantown OH 45327,

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Oh, How I miss Sue Ann! She and husband, Alvin were dear friends. Working at Florida Health Centers, brought my husband Larry and I, close to Sue Ann and Alvin. That is how we met long ago and we remained friends even after moving away from Florida. The Rook card games, the many cruises, dinner and just talking and laughing, I will miss that! Although our hearts are heavy at our loss of dear Sue Ann, she will remain in our memory and in our heart until we see her again, for we know it isn't goodbye, it is only good night. Virginia Wiseman, Goodyear, Arizona

Virginia Wiseman Jul 30 2017 12:00 AM

Please accept our sincerest condolences at the death of Sue Ann.She and I spent many good times together.We shared a wonderful relationship by mail over the years.Birthdays will never be the same.When she and Alvin visited Ohio my husband and I always looked forward to our dinner get-togethers.She was an important part of my life, and I feel her loss deeply. Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller Apr 14 2017 12:00 AM

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers on behalf you great loss! I hadn't heard of her passing. or I would have been there to express my support. Sue was a client of mine for many years before their move to St. Pete. Always enjoyed our times together! She will be greatly missed my many!

Darlene Raker Apr 3 2017 12:00 AM

Sue Ann was loved by many. Sorry for you loss, Napiers and Hesistands. May she rest in peace.

Jennifer Barton Rickert Apr 3 2017 12:00 AM

Mark and family you are in our thoughts and prayers may god watch over your lives during this trying time and keep you close to him erich and roseMary

Erich Clasen Apr 2 2017 12:00 AM

Alvin and family, you have my deepest sympathy.

Bob Sprinkel Apr 2 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the Napiers and Hesistands, Sue Ann was a friend and co-worker.

Jean Ann Brewer Mar 29 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Alvin, Alan & Mark, All of you and your families have our deepest sympathy at this very challenging time. Alvin & Sue Ann have been our very dear friends for many, many years & it is very difficult to imagine that our foursome is now three. We do know that she is suffering no longer, not having to rest each afternoon & be in bed every evening no later than 7:30. She did all of this to maintain her health at the best possible level. I believe it definitely extended her life for many years. She is gone but never forgotten--RIP, Sue Ann. Hugs to all!!!

Ronnie & Elaine Bowman Mar 29 2017 12:00 AM

Mrs. Napier was my kindergarten teacher in 1979. I still remember her as one of my favorite teachers, as I'm sure many others do. Prayers for her family.

Sarah Boehmer Mar 29 2017 12:00 AM

I'm am so sorry for your loss.Mrs Napier was a great kindergarten teacher and a great person.

Joyce Green Mar 28 2017 12:00 AM