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Donna Lea Heck

Donna Lea Heck, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at her son’s residence in Columbia City, IN.

Ms. Heck graduated from Huntington High School in 1959. She also graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.  She worked as an RN for Huntington Memorial Hospital in labor and delivery. She later worked at Huntington University as the school nurse and retired in 2012.   She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1940, in Lakewood, OH, to William and Charlotte Allen Daly.

Survivors include three daughters, Heidi (Dave) Driscoll, of Uniondale, Kelly (Gus) Apple, of Indianapolis, and Gretchen (Chuck) Greathouse, of Huntington; one son, Andrew (Timothy Magginnis) Casper-Magginnis, of Columbia City; one brother, Dennis (Janice) Daly, of Gainesville, FL; one sister, Mary (Kyle) Smith, of McKinney, TX; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Dave Casper.

Calling will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 9 to 11:00 a.m., with a funeral service following immediately after, at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, Huntington. Rev. Dale Bauman will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.

Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington.

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