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Mary Ann Hetrick

July 14, 1936 — December 6, 2023

Mary Ann Hetrick passed away at The Homestead at Towne Center on Wednesday, December 6th.

Mary was born on July 14, 1936, in Pemberville, Ohio to Alvin and Meta (Springer) Hurrelbrink. Mary was a 1954 graduate of Woodville High School and a graduate of Capital University. On June 18, 1960, she married William Hetrick who survives in Van Wert.

Mary had been a kindergarten and first grade teacher in the Columbus, Fremont, and Van Wert City Schools retiring in 1992. She was an active member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and the American Association of University Women where she served as a past president. A willing volunteer, Mary was particularly involved with the Van Wert County Hospital in later years.

Mary can best be described in this way: Mary's life was active, her actions kind, a generous hand, and a gentle mind, anxious to please, loath to offend, a loving mother and faithful friend.

Mary is survived by her husband Bill Hetrick, three daughters Cynthia (Jon) Fackler of Loveland, Anne (Steve) Nock of Marblehead, Lisa (Dave) Stumpf of Willard, a son Mark (Juli) Hetrick of Dublin, a sister Jane (Jerry) Johnson of Montgomery, fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation and services will be December 12th at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Van Wert. Visitation will begin at 10am and the service will be held at 11:30AM, with lunch immediately following in the church basement for those who would like to join.

To honor Mary's giving nature, in lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington St, Van Wert, Ohio, have been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

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