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January 26, 1943 - April 16, 2022
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Anita R. Heft, age 79, passed away on April 16, 2022, at 9:00 am, surrounded by her family at her residence. Anita was born January 26, 1943, in Lima, OH, to George A. and Arlene E. (Michael) Miller who preceded her in death. On June 27, 1965, she married Arthur Heft who survives in Lima, OH.
Anita was a 1961 graduate of Lima Senior High School and a 1965 graduate of Ohio Northern University where she earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in education with a focus in Spanish. She taught Spanish at Perry Schools for many years retiring in 2004. Anita was a member of Grace Community Church. Throughout her life she had a passion for missions and children’s ministry. She and her husband were very involved in the Allen County Fair and 4-H, founding Grand Oak Woodworking.
In addition to her husband, Anita is survived by her children: Andrea Burkholder of Lima, OH, Michael Heft of Wapakoneta, OH and Matt (Amberly) Heft of Findlay, OH, 12 grandchildren: Clay (Whitney), Molly, Madison and Luke Burkholder, Broderick, Keaton, Macyn and Scarlett Heft, Landon, Rebecca, Marshall and Cora Heft, 2 sisters: Janice Pearce of Lorain, OH and Linda Heidenescher of Huber Heights, OH. She was preceded in death by a brother in-law, Gene Pearce.
There will be a funeral service held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 10:00 am at Grace Community Church @ 4359 Allentown Rd., Lima, OH 45807. Officiating the service will be Rev. John Heyward. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.
Friends may visit on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL and again on Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.