CURTICE — M.C. Hesselbart of Curtice and formerly of Genoa, passed
away early in the morning on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at the home of her
M.C. was born Aug. 14, 1923, in Columbus Grove, to Ray
P. and Elsie M. (Bogart) Hartman. In Columbus Grove she married Roger C.
Hesselbart on Dec. 8, 1946, and he preceded her in death April 29,
Mary Charlotte, known to everyone as "M.C.", began her career as a
registered nurse after graduating from Toledo Hospital School of Nursing
in 1944, where she was also a nursing instructor. In 1951 she and her
husband opened the R & R Shoe Company, which later became the Yankee
Pedlar Clothing Store in 1964, closing in 1991. M.C. was very active in
the community. She was a lifelong member of the American Red Cross. She
was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Genoa serving as
the first Children's Choir director and active in the former Ruthenians.
M.C. was a charter member of the Coterie Club of Genoa, since 1946 and a
former member of the Order of Eastern Stars.
M.C. is survived by her daughters, Judy (Walter "Rip") Whitmore of
Bradenton, Florida, Joni (John) Brunkhorst of Oak Harbor and Julie
(Bill) Skilliter of Curtice; her grandchildren, Cameron (Julie)
Whitmore, Joe (Michelle) Brunkhorst, Carlyn (Mike) O'Reilly, Jenna
(Brad) Britt, Blake Skilliter, Blair (Sarah) Skilliter and Brynn
Skilliter; six great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, and brothers, Paul and Max Hartman, preceded her in death.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to M.C.'s
caregivers, Janet, Lenore and Becky, whose loving care made it possible
for her to stay at home with her daughter's family — a special thank-you
to Sharon Blausey for her care and devotion that she lovingly provided
to M.C. for seven years.
Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2017, at the
Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 West St., Genoa. The
funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, at St.
John's United Church of Christ, Genoa, with interment to follow in Clay
The family has suggested that memorials for
M.C. be directed to Genoa Area Local Schools Scholarship Found., P.O.
Box 98, Genoa, OH 43430, for the establishment of a scholarship in the
name of M.C. and Roger Hesselbart; St. John's UCC, 1213 Washington St.,
Genoa, OH 43430; or Allen-Clay Joint Fire Dist. (any station), 3155 N.
Genoa Clay Center Rd., Genoa, OH 43430.
Online condolences may be shared at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.