Anita Hackworth

January 16, 1956 ‒ March 23, 2018

Sunbury, Ohio

Anita Hackworth, age 62, of Sunbury passed away peacefully on Friday, March 23, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  Born January 16th 1956 in Columbus, the only daughter of Marie (Henson) and the late Dial Gayheart.  Graduate of Big Walnut High School.  Previously worked in the proof department at Delaware County Bank.  Preceded in death by father, and former in-laws, Herbert and Lucille Hackworth.   Survived by children, Randall Hackworth, and Brandy (Greg) Peters;  granddaughter, Erin (Thomas) Shatzer; mother, Marie Gayheart; brothers, Smitty R. and Jimmy D. Gayheart;  former husband and friend Steve Hackworth; several special aunts and uncles; a niece, nephew, and cousins; beloved dogs Copper and Sassy.  Anita had a passion and love for animals. She was able put that passion to work by fostering and caring for Afghan Hounds. She was able to foster and care for many dogs and help put them with their forever homes.  Some, over the years, came to grow on her, and never left.  Anita enjoyed collecting Fenton bells throughout her life. Anita was known to be sassy, and wanted things her way most of the time, but she was also very kind, and had a heart of gold.  Friends may call 6-8 PM on Monday, March 26, 2018 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 State Route 61, Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be at 11 AM, Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  Pastor Wayne Booth officiating.  Interment  Fancher Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, OH 43015, in Anita’s memory. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Anita’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with the family at

  • Anita: my best an closet friend for over 30 yrs! Not sure how I will make it without you but I know you are no longer suffering and can finally be happy and free! Forever in my heart. RIP MY SWEET FRIEND

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Anita’s passing..I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time ((HUGS))..May you R.I.P Anita

  • So sorry wish I could be there in your time of sorrow! Sending love and prayers!

  • Our deepest sympathies to Brandy, Randal, Steve. Lots of love and Prayers to all!

  • A Bridge Called Love

    It takes us back to brighter years,
    to happier sunlit days
    and to precious moments
    that will be with us always.
    And these fond recollections
    are treasured in the heart
    to bring us always close to those
    from whom we had to part.

    There is a bridge of memories
    from earth to Heaven above…
    It keeps our dear ones near us

    It’s the bridge that we call love.

    Author Unknown