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Marcella Martha (Crown) Huecker, age 95, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7:28 p.m. at The Landings in Sidney.
Marcella (aka Shorty) was born on September 14, 1923 to Anthony and Francis (Lehmkuhl) Crown, both deceased. On June 23, 1943 she married Richard Huecker of Anna; he passed way in November, 2005.
The proud mother of eight children, Richard Huecker Jr (deceased in 1963); JoAnn (Steve) Varner of Las Vegas, NV; Philip (Mary Kaye) Huecker of Sidney; Jane (Roger) Roush of Grove City; Joyce (Michael) Goubeaux of Sidney; Ronald Huecker of Sidney; Judith (Tim) Atwood of North Las Vegas, NV; and John Huecker of Springfield. Her family included many grandchildren and great grandchildren who she enjoyed watching grow and hearing about their many accomplishments.
Marcella is also survived by one sister, Marilyn (Crown) Behr of Botkins. Two sisters preceded her in death, Louise (Crown) Reiss Wilt of Sidney and Marianna (Crown) Gaier of Columbiana, Ohio. Surviving in-laws, are Eugene and Joan Huecker of Huber Heights, Ohio. She was preceded in death by in-laws, Martin and Anna (Daniel) Huecker, Vernon Huecker, Dan (Alma) Huecker, Lucille (Louis) Doenges, Ruth (Dennis) Bertke, Mary (Adrian) Ballweg.
A member of the 1941 graduating class of Sidney High School, she enjoyed playing in the accordion quartet. Her love of music continued throughout her life, entertaining many people with organ music at family gatherings, holidays and playing for the residents at Fair Haven for Catholic Hour and monthly Mass.
A stay at home mom raising her eight children gave her much love and challenges. She attended Sinclair Community College to obtain her certificate as a dietician, which she put to work in later years at Wilson Memorial Hospital in the cafeteria.
Marcella instilled in her family the importance of serving others in the neighborhood, Holy Angels Parish, community and anyone who needed assistance. She recognized that God blessed her with many talents and she shared her time, talents and treasures with those who crossed her path. As one of the original volunteers at FISH, she served at the thrift store for over 30 years. Holy Angels Parish was blessed by her giving heart as sacristan, Eucharistic lay distributor to shut-ins and hospital patients, assisting with funeral luncheons for Altar Rosary Society, proud Senior Angel at Holy Angels Grade School, and current member of the Schoenstatt Group.
When her health allowed, she enjoyed traveling, visiting relatives and friends, music and reading. Always grateful and appreciative, her life at The Landings gave her new experiences and friends who will greatly miss her smile and kindness. Family extends sincere appreciation to the staff at The Landings and Heartland Hospice for their love, dedication and respect shown to “Shorty” for the past four years.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2019 at Holy Angels Catholic Church beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Father Frank Amberger officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. Family will receive visitors on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church or FISH, Sidney, Ohio.
On line memories may be made at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com