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Mary Lea (Schamp) Hegemier

April 28, 1924 ~ October 8, 2018 (age 94)

Mary Lea Hegemier, 94, a resident of Van Crest Nursing Home in Saint Marys, and formerly of Ellenton, Florida, died 4:45 P.M. Monday, October 8, 2018, at Van Crest.


She was born April 28, 1924, in Saint Marys, the daughter of Horace “Harry” and Minnie (Coil) Schamp.


She married Robert Hegemier on May 27, 1944, at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, Saint Marys; he preceded her in death on July 19, 2011.


She is survived by her children: Sharon (Ed) Sullivan of Saint Marys; Gary (Connie) Hegemier of Charlottesville, Virginia; Shirley (Mark) Dine of Hilliard, Ohio; Joan (Ron Hall) Smith of Celina; Gloria (Judd) Morrison of Charleston, South Carolina; Jim (Tracy) Hegemier of Ellenton, Florida.


She is survived by 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.


She was the last of her family, having been preceded in death by her parents and her siblings: Ken Schamp; Jim Schamp; Burdette Schamp; Alfred Schamp; Wehmeyer; Edna Rupp; by her identical twin, Rose Marie Wehmeyer.


Mary Lea was a  1942 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School. She was the co-owner of Hegemier Trailer Sales and Service in Saint Marys. She and Robert had been dairy farmers prior to opening their trailer business. They moved to Florida in 1982, and returned to Saint Marys in 2010.

She was a member of Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ in Saint Marys. She loved her family very much, and cherished taking care of them.


Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 13, 2018, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Saint Marys, The Reverend Dr. Doug Williamson, officiant. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to the St. Paul’s Church Elevator Fund. Friends may also call one hour prior to the funeral at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ.

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