Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Terry L. Brookhart, age 78, of Celina, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was born March 27, 1941, in Mendon, to the late Vincent & Pauline (Poor) Brookhart. Terry and Patricia Sanders were married on July 26, 1960.
Pat survives with their four children: Angela (Dean) Young of Hilton Head, SC, Jill (Ron) Hammer of Ashland, OH, Brett (Sara) Brookhart of Tipp City, OH, and Trisha Brookhart of Chester, CT; as well as twelve grandchildren: Kady (Jon), Ryan (Becca), Jake, Ally, Brooks (Melissa), Taylor, Tyler, Megan, Kaylee, Addison, Elliot, and Samantha; and three great grandchildren: Ean, Hudson, and Stella. He is also survived by a sister & two brothers: Sondra Hesse of Dunkirk, OH, Randy (Beth) Brookhart of Wapakoneta, and Victor Brookhart of Celina; and brothers &sisters-in-law: Norma "Skeet" (Woody) Wolters of Coldwater, Tom (Sue) Sanders of Celina, and Jill Sanders of Wapakoneta.
Terry was preceded in death by brothers-in-law: Dale Hesse and Larry Sanders, and parents-in-law: Ted & Annette Sanders.
He was a 1959 graduate of Mendon-Union High School, and a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Celina. Terry had been a Purchasing Agent at New Idea in Coldwater for over 20 years, and then retired from Textron in Berne, IN.
An avid sports fan, Terry was a longtime Celina Bulldog Football Fan, attending all of their games. He followed the OSU Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds, and was an avid golfer.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 13, at Immaculate Conception Church in Celina. Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S., presiding. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery in Celina.
Calling Hours are 2:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, and 9:00-10:15 a.m. on Monday, January 13, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the IC Endowment Fund.
Condolences can be expressed at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.