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Miriam E. Heinke


Miriam E. Heinke

Miriam Elizabeth (Weaver) Heinke, age 95, of Marysville, formerly of Circleville, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at home.

Known as “Aunt Mim” by all who met and came to love her, she held a special place in her heart for the many local youth who sat with her at the kitchen table and for the staff of Carriage Court.

A bookkeeper, she retired from Second National Bank of Circleville and also was a former associate of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

As a Circleville resident, she was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and was active in the local garden club. A family historian, Miriam was involved in the local genealogical society and enjoyed sharing the Weaver and Butler heritage with others.

For many years, Miriam resided with her late husband, Edwin, in Bartow, Florida, where they were active members of Asbury United Methodist Church.

She was a graduate of Circleville High School and was known among her friends and community as a gifted artist and photographer. As an illustrator and painter, her fine arts skills included charcoal, oils and water colors. Her high school classmates still recall her life-sized paintings of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” adorning the Mill Street gymnasium for an annual dance.

As a senior citizen, Miriam enrolled in several art courses at Florida Southern University.

A conservationist at heart, she was instrumental in having Stages Pond in Pickaway County preserved as a state nature area. Her advanced photography skills highlighted the beauty of this local gem.

Above all, she was a sweet and grateful Christian who rarely let a day go by without saying, “I love you.” She truly saw beauty in everything.

Miriam was born April 3, 1921, in Circleville, to Earl Isaac and Sadie Agnes Butler Weaver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin C. Heinke; eight siblings, Harry Butler, Earl Weaver, Howard Weaver, twin sisters Lillian Roth and Lucille Scott, Marybelle Speakman, Aurdy Ruth Crawford and Gloria Ann Weaver; and a nephew, Mark Speakman.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews including Lavona, Barry, Randy, Jan, Johnda, Rocky (John), Paul, Beverly, Bryan, Scott, Susie, Melinda, Lee and Noel, as well as great nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in the sanctuary of Calvary United Methodist Church in Circleville.

Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville is assisting the family. Visit www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal