This is the tombstone of Maria Helena Heffner, located in row 3 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
F. & A. Heffner
Died Sept 21, 1898
Maria Helena Heffner was born 12 April 1898 to Fredrick and Anna (Merkle) Heffner. She was baptized by Zion Chatt’s Rev. Carl August Affeld on 1 May 1898, with Lucinda Merkle and George Heffner as her sponsors.
Maria died 21 September 1898, at the age of 5 months and 9 days. Zion Chatt’s death records give her cause of death as summer sickness, which was likely diarrhea caused by spoiled milk. This record indicates that she was survived by her parents and 5 siblings.
Maria’s Mercer County Probate death record indicates she died of typhoid and that she was 6 months and 21 days old. This record does not name her parents but indicates that she was born and died in Liberty Township and that she lived in Chattanooga. 
 “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” index and images, FamilySearch (www.FamilySearch.org : accessed 28 December 2014), Marie Heffner, 21 September 1898; citing Deaths, Liberty, Mercer, Ohio, Vol 2, p.309, from FHL microfilm 914954.