Mary Ann Heitkamp, age 90 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday April 21, 2016 at 1:04 AM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville. She was born January 16, 1926, in Ft. Loramie, to the late Fred & Cecelia (Dirksen) Hilgefort. On June 9, 1948, she married Jerome (Jerry) Heitkamp who died on October 26, 2011. She is survived by nine children: Theresa & Michael Fullenkamp of Ft. Recovery, Carol & Carl Evers of St. Henry, Barb & Bruce Batty of Tipp City, Diana & David Hartke of Coldwater, Linda & Dale Fleck of New Bremen, Leo & Kathy Heitkamp, Rick & Margie Heitkamp, Gary & Denise Heitkamp, and Jerry Heitkamp all of Versailles, 31 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; sisters Verona Boecker of Minster, Rosemary Heitkamp of McCartyville, Louise Homan of Maria Stein, and brothers & sister-in-law Robert Hilgefort of Sidney, Louis & Phyllis Hilgefort of Ft. Loramie; in-laws, Anna Marie Dircksen of Minster, Luella Rindler of McCartyville, Marietta Monnin of McCartyville, Othmar & Pat Heitkamp of Maria Stein, Melvin Rindler of Celina, George Kahlig of Coldwater and Rosie Heitkamp of Coldwater.
She was preceded in death by her sisters Norma Post, Kelly Bruns, and Hilda Hilgefort, a brother Herbert Hilgefort, and in-laws Hugo Post, Bernard Boecker, Rita (Albers) Hilgefort, Norbert Heitkamp, Wilbert Bruns, Dennis Homan, John Dircksen, Gregor & Edna (Heitkamp) Kahlig, Dorina (Heitkamp) Rindler, Evelyn (Heitkamp) Kahlig, Tom Niekamp, Audry Monnin, Edgar Heitkamp, and three infant grandchildren.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Frenchtown. She was guided by her faith, and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday April 26, 2016 at St. Louis Catholic Church 15 East Star Road, North Star, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft Celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Church Cemetery, Frenchtown, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday April 25, 2016 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio and 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.
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