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Veda J. (Clark) HeckmanVeda J. (Clark) Heckman, 85, of Girty, PA, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born June 15, 1936, in Apollo, Pa., the daughter of Irvin Ross and Grace (Archer) Clark.
Veda was a member of the Covenant Way Church in Indiana, Pa. and of the Aglow Women's Church Group. She worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company in Kittanning and also worked for Art Miller's Market in Spring Church. Veda liked to play the guitar, sing, and go out to eat. She loved blue birds and living on the farm with horses and her dogs and cats. Veda especially loved being a mother and a grandmother.
Her memory will be cherished by her son, Casey E. Heckman and wife, Mia of Girty; daughters, Leora J. Rankin and husband, Gary, of Atwood, Helen J. Thompson and husband, Ronald, of Rochester Mills, and Cindy L. Heinle and husband, Raymond, of Girty; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Veda was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Joseph E. Heckman, whom she married on Feb. 18, 1956 and who passed away on June 21, 2015; one granddaughter; five brothers; and nine sisters.
Relatives and friends may visit from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at the Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, Inc., 238 S. Main Street, Elderton, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at the funeral home, with Pastor Bob Dunsmore officiating.
Interment will be in Mt. Union Lutheran Cemetery, Shelocta, Pennsylvania.
Contributions may be made in Veda's memory to her granddaughter's mission, Dan and Desiree Snyder Missionaries serving in New Zealand, YWAM Missionaries, 237 Warner Road, RD3, Tauranga 3173, New Zealand.
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