January 4, 1920 - June 29, 2019
Mary E. Shaw Heil, 99, of Wapakoneta, died 9:35 a.m., Sat. June 29, 2019, at Otterbein-Cridersville, where she has resided the past 11 years. She was born Jan. 4, 1920, in Lima, OH, the daughter of Griffith & Lydia (Hunsaker) Thomas. On Aug. 17, 1947, she married Donnet “Spike” Shaw, and he died Jan. 29, 1974. Then on Dec. 22, 1984, she married Carl R. “Dick” Heil, and he died Aug. 11, 2011. Survivors include, 4 children, Donnet (Sally) Shaw, Jr., Wapakoneta, Jean Ellen McKinley, Parma Heights, OH, Darlene (George Cogar) Shaw, & Thomas (Andrea) Shaw, both of Charleston, SC; 2 step-daughters, Marcia Quellhorst & Anne Grove, both of Wapakoneta; 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, & 12 great great grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, & several step-great grandchildren and step-great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, 1 great great grandchild, 2 step-grandchildren, and 2 siblings, Robert Thomas & Nell Thompson. Mary had worked at Westinghouse, Lima, and was manager of the Sears and Montgomery Wards stores, both of Wapakoneta. She later worked at Montgomery Wards, Lima. She was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta, and the Women’s Circle of the church. She was also a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Wapakoneta V.F.W., Post #8445. Mary’s hobbies included gardening, traveling, cooking, but most especially spending time with her family. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tues. July 2, 2019, at the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, 1102 Lincoln Ave. (St. Rt. 501) Wapakoneta, with Pastor Doug Pretorius officiating. Burial is to follow in the Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton, OH. The family will receive family & friends 1 hr. prior to the service, Tues. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Marks Lutheran Church.
Mary E. Shaw Heil, 99, of Wapakoneta, died 9:35 a.m., Sat. June 29, 2019, at Otterbein-Cridersville, where she has resided the past 11 years. She was born Jan. 4, 1920, in Lima, OH, the daughter of Griffith & Lydia (Hunsaker) Thomas. On Aug.... View Obituary & Service Information
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