- Local Guide
Anna Rita Heckler, 94, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the Gardens of Celina, of natural causes.
She was born on May 25, 1920, in New Weston, to parents Julius and Amelia (Dorsten) Mestemaker, both of whom preceded her in death.
On Aug. 24, 1946, she married Albert Heckler, who preceded her in death on March 29, 2013.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. Thomas (Sharon) Heckler of Lima and Ralph (Marsha) Heckler of St. Marys, a daughter, Roseann Marie Heckler of Coldwater, a daughter-in-law, Lori Heckler of Montezuma, a brother, Paul (Mary) Mestemaker of New Weston, a sister, Ruth Twaits of Greenville, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Heckler, a brother, Alvin Mestemaker and two sisters, Ella May Barga and Mary Jean Schoenlein.
Anna was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina and the Alter Society.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, the Rev. Kenneth Alt C.PP.S. officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cheryl Ann School or to State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at CiscoFuneralHome.com.