Martha J. Heil

November 19, 1927 ‒ April 14, 2012

Sunbury, Ohio

Martha J. Heil, age 84 of Sunbury, went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday afternoon April 14, 2012 at Countryview of Sunbury surrounded by her family.

She was born on November 19, 1927 in Columbus to the late Samuel R. and Lydia P. (Bush) Roberts. She was a member of the first graduating class at Linden McKinley High School in 1945. A secretary for Big Walnut Schools with 25+ years of service. Martha was a founding member of the Sunbury Christian Church in 1956 and played piano for over 45 years for many weddings, funerals and other events. She held the title of “Mrs. Columbus, Ohio-1956”.

A women of deep abiding faith Martha was a family oriented person, keeping her family close by, and tending to their needs. She was happiest spending time with her family and her church family. Her yard and gardens, Sunbury Ameria Flora, were always meticulous and something she was very proud of. Martha will always be remembered as a caring and loving wife, mother grandmother and great grandmother with a concern for others. Martha enjoyed antique furniture and traveling, having been to all 50 states and 26 countries.

Survived by her childhood sweetheart her husband of 65 years: Dan Heil and they were married April 17, 1947 in Columbus; daughters: Jan Baxendale of Delaware, Sue (Jim) Boyd of Sunbury; grandchildren: Alison, Abigail, Kacy (Jessica), Kody, Kelsy (Jeff), Kory; great grandchildren: Jason, Jaelin; sisters: Hazel Henson of Phoenix, Ar., Doris Rarick of Lancaster.

Preceded in death by her son-in-law: Ted Baxendale; brothers: Clyde and Wayne.

Friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the Sunbury Christian Church 250 Rainbow Avenue, Sunbury where services will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. with Pastor Mike Bratten officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunbury Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sunbury Christian Church Building Fund.

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