Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Martha R. Barhorst, 65, Fort Loramie, died Nov. 1, 2012, at IU Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
She was born Feb. 14, 1947, in Greenville, to Norbert and Amelia DeLoye Heckman. On Nov. 15, 1969, she married Jerome U. Barhorst, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Eric P. (Betsy) Barhorst, Fort Loramie; a daughter, Teresa R. (Doug) Grieshop, Osgood; siblings, Rita (Steve) Monnin, Botkins, John (Maruja) Heckman, Clifton, Va., Jim (Adele) Heckman, Fort Recovery, Ann (Mike) Kreitzer, Arcanum, Mary (Jerry) Siegrist, Sidney, Margie (Don) Eilerman, Fort Loramie, Joe (Joyce) Heckman, Monroe, N.J., Bill (Mary Beth) Heckman, Yorkshire, Kathy (John) Geise, Sidney, and David (Karen) Heckman, Minster; a stepbrother-in-law, Joe (Joan) Maier, Houston; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Melissa Lynn; in-laws, Paul and Florence Barhorst; a sister, Alice Mae Heckman; and a brother-in-law, Daniel Barhorst.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, and a rosary leader at the church. She also was a member of St. Ann Sodality, Apostleship of Prayer and Shelby County Right to Life. She was a 1965 graduate of Minster High School, worked at Copeland Corporation, Sidney, and later became a childcare provider in her home.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Revs. Steven Shoup and Vincent Hoying officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions may be made to The Elizabeth New Life Center, Shelby County Right to Life, EWTN or Radio Maria.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.