OTTOVILLE - Mary Catherine Heckman, 98 of Ottoville, died 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Vancrest of  Delphos Nursing Home.  She was born Dec. 23, 1915  in Ottoville to the late Louis W. and Sophia (Wannemacher) Heckman. 

   She is survived by a sister: A. Margaret Heiss of Delphos; 3 nephews: Tom (Kate) Archdeacon, John (Cathy) Shay and Dr. Lou (Kim) Heckman; 4 nieces: Beth (Ken) Lash, Cathy (Bill) Looser, Margie Heckman and Lisa Blevins; 7 great-nephews: John  (Katie) Lash, Jesse (Barb) Looser, Toby (Allison) Looser, Jason (Katie) Weimer, Eric Weimer, Cole Heckman and Tyler Heckman; 3 great-nieces: Annie, Blevins and Katie Shay; 6 great-great-nieces and nephews: Jonny Looser, Reese looser, Jack Looser, Cambell Looser, Ella Weimer and Grace Weimer. Mary is also preceded in death by a brother: J. Paul Heckman and 3 sisters: Agnes V. Archdeacon, Gertrude D. Shay and Mary Dorothy Heckman.

  Mary Catherine was a graduate of Mary Manse College in Toledo.  She retired from teaching at Kalida High School.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville and its Altar Rosary Society and was organist for 40 years.  She was a member of the State Teacher's Retirement Association and Ottoville's VFW Auxiliary.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will begin 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with Fr. Jerome Schetter officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, where a scripture service will be at 3:45 p.m.

   Memorials may be given to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

   Condolences may be expressed to: www.lovefuneralhome.com.