Martha Heftie - August 01, 2012

Martha Heftie, 102, of Aurora, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Mary Scott will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Martha A. Heftie, daughter of Long Henry M. and Julia (Grosshans) Griess, was born in Sutton on July 12, 1910.
She grew up in Sutton, where she attended school through the 8th grade. Martha helped at home to raise her siblings.
On Dec. 18, 1932, she was united in marriage to Edwin Heftie at Sutton. They farmed near Stockham. In 1973, they retired from farming and moved into Aurora. Edwin died on Oct. 26, 1988.
Martha was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church. She loved to bake cakes for all occasions.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; daughter, JoAnn Lemkau; brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her three grandchildren, Rick (April) Lemkau of Sutton, Doyle (Jennifer) Lemkau of Grand Island and Dawn (Doug) Petersen of Aurora; eight great-grandchildren, Jason and Jared Lemkau, Tegan Lemkau and Ashleigh, Makayla, Charli, Shayna and Kamryn and one great-great grandchildren, Parker.

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