Obituary

Martha R. Barhorst

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FORT LORAMIE - Martha R. Barhorst, 65, of 46 E. Park St., Fort Loramie, died on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at IU Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
She was born Feb. 14, 1947, in Greenville, to the late Norbert and Amelia (DeLoye) Heckman. On Nov. 15, 1969, she married Jerome U. Barhorst at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood. He survives in Fort Loramie. She is also survived by a son and a daughter, Eric P. and Betsy (Kamin) Barhorst, of Fort Loramie, and Teresa R. and Doug Grieshop, of Osgood; grandchildren, Nicholas, Daniel and Lillian Barhorst, Haylie and Karlie Grieshop; sisters and brothers, Rita and Steve Monnin, of Botkins, John and Maruja Heckman, of Clifton, Va., Jim and Adele Heckman, of Fort Recovery, Ann and Mike Kreitzer, of Arcanum, Mary and Jerry Siegrist, of Sidney, Margie and Don Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, Joe and Joyce Heckman, of Monroe, N.J., Bill and Mary Beth Heckman, of Yorkshire, Kathy and John Geise, of Sidney, David and Karen Heckman, of Minster; step-brother-in-law, Joe and Joan Maier, of Houston. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Lynn; her parents, her in-laws, Paul and Florence Barhorst; her sister, Alice Mae Heckman, and a brother-in-law, Daniel Barhorst.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Ann Sodality, Apostleship of Prayer, Shelby County Right to Life and a rosary leader for St. Michael Church. She graduated from Minster High School in 1965. She worked at Copeland Corp. before she started a family; then she was a stay-at-home mother and child care provider in her home.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Steven Shoup and the Rev. Vincent Hoying concelebrants. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Burial will take place in St. Michael Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family wants donations to be made to the Elizabeth New Life Center, Shelby County Right to Life, EWTN or Radio Maria. Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Nov. 2, 2012