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Ruth Marcella Heskett


Service: 11:00am Fri. April 26th, 2019
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

HESKETT, Ruth Marcella, 97, of South Vienna, passed away April 23, 2019 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born November 14, 1921 in Springfield, Ohio the daughter of George A. and Frances Marie (Little) Martindale. She was a 1939 graduate of Moorefield High School where she excelled in basketball and softball. Marcella worked for Clark County 4-H, the Clark County Draft Board and later as a sales associate for the PA Hinson Company for over 20 years before retiring in 1987. She volunteered for many years at South Vienna Elementary School as a teacher’s aide and served as a regular sub at the Eagle and Dove Academy in Springfield. Marcella was a member of the Sinking Creek Baptist Church. She was also an avid bowler, reader, word search puzzle enthusiast, and gardener (at the age of 94 was still mowing her lawn with the John Deere mower). As an avid sports fan, she enjoyed college and NBA basketball, Ohio State football, kickboxing and PGA golf. Survivors include her three children, Sharon Heskett-Hill, Sandy Heskett-Skinner and Doug (Jody) Heskett; seven grandchildren, K. Drew Hill, Tom Tooker, Pamela Tooker (Ronnie) Garmon, Doug (Tracie) Tooker, Matt Bailey, Andy (Megan) Heskett and Tyler (Amy) Heskett; six great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, June Martindale; one brother-in-law, Richard Getz and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Warren “Pete” Heskett in 1997, two sisters, Martha Jane Fields and Marjorie Getz and two brothers, George “Bud” Martindale and Max Martindale. Marcella was extremely devoted to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Visitation will be held one hour prior from 10:00-11:00 am. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Eagle and Dove Academy, c/o Dave Speas, 1550 Fairfield Pike, Springfield, Ohio 45506.
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To Tyler and the entire Heskett Family - We are so sorry for your loss. What an amazing woman who lived a full and long life. Please accept our condolences at this difficult time. - With Love, The Greenberg Family

- Caryn Greenberg, Friday April 26th, 2019

To Marcella’s family- We will always cherish the years of Love & caring Marcella gave to us. She has been a special gift that we appreciate With each memory of our time together. Our deepest sympathy to each of you.

- Rich, Darlane, David & Jason Wiles, Friday April 26th, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of Cellie coming to many games when I was in high school and I think she even came to a couple college games as well. She was so supportive and always had a big smile and a hug for me. Seeing her at various family gatherings was always a joy and I can distinctly hear her laughter in my head as I'm writing this. I am not surprised that she was still mowing at the age of 94:) She will be remembered fondly.

- Carrie (Ferguson) Henry, Thursday April 25th, 2019

My heart is full of memories of my sweet Aunt Cella. I'm so very sorry for your great loss Sandy, Sharon, and Doug. Praying for the whole family for Peace at this time. All Grandma's children are home now and I'm sure that with tears of joy there is laughter. When I think of the times the family were gathered together it always puts a smile on my face because Love, and laughter was ever present. Your momma was a beautiful soul. My love to you all dear ones. No matter the time or miles apart memories, beautiful memories remain of family. God Bless you. Your cousin Dawn Marie Getz Lilley. You're in my heart.

- Dawn Marie Getz Lilley, Wednesday April 24th, 2019

Doug & Jody....We are sorry for the loss of your Mom. She certainly lived a full and happy life. It is never easy to lose our Mom, but what an example of a life well lived. Blessings to your family

- Dan & Bonnie Schutte, Wednesday April 24th, 2019

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