Lynn Heavrin


May 21, 1941 - September 4, 2019

In Honor of Lynn Heavrin, who passed peacefully while battling cancer. Bringing love, hope, and joy to others was her life's devotion. She was a woman of grace and resiliency, deeply loved by many. 

Lynn was a medical technologist for 45 years, Supervisor of Hematology and Asst Director of Pediatric Labs at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Lynn dedicated her life to helping others, being an active member and fundraising for Ronald McDonald House and the Angel Wings Foundation. Ending her career with 11 years at the Ursuline Sisters' Motherhouse and retiring in 2013.

Her hobbies included restoring antique cars at the Crawford Auto Museum, wood carving, and working in her own custom framing studio "Studio Karen." Well traveled throughout Europe, she was an enigmatic story-teller.

Throughout her life's tribulations she maintained the type of grace that only strength and good character cultivates. Never bitter and always generous, she brought joy and comfort to many acquaintances, patients, friends, and loved ones. Her legacy lives on in the children she saved, the people she helped, the friends she took in, and the people she loved. There is no shortage of gratitude, depth of love, and pain of loss for her life, so beautifully lived. She will be dearly missed by those who knew her best.

Instead of flowers, please help me honor the legacy of Lynn Heavrin and support Cleveland Clinic, one of the many charities she donated to.