Donna Belle Hefty, age 90, a lifelong resident of Rome City, passed away Monday, May 25, 2020 at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. Mrs. Hefty was born in Rome City, Indiana on December 14, 1929 to Lloyd J. and Evelyn L. (Stiffner) Sturgis. She graduated from Rome City High School in 1947 and attended International Business College, Fort Wayne. She married Everett Hefty, Jr. on August 13, 1949 and he preceded her in death on May 29, 1997. Donna was the bookkeeper for the family business, Hefty Lake Mart in Rome City for 45 years. She was a 50 year member of Noble Chapter #122, Order of Eastern Star and was Past Worthy Matron.
Son, Michael and Cheryl Hefty of Dallas Lake.
Two grandsons, Byron and Emily Hefty of Rome City and Derek Hefty and his fiancé, Sydnee Anderson of Rome City.
Cathy Hefty of Kendallville.
Sister-in-law, Marlene Sturgis of Kendallville.
One niece and four nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Sturgis (2010) and Ron Sturgis (2014).
A funeral service will be held Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Pastor Jerry Burghduff will officiate the service. No visitation. Share a memory or send a condolence online to hitefuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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