16 West Maple Street Willard OH 44890 6/9/2013 14:00:00
Judith L. “Judy” Heckman, age 60, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 at her home. She was born on July 24, 1952 in Willard, to the late James and Marie (Ashley) Lykins. Judy worked as a teachers aide at the Willard Middle School and at Curves in Willard.
Judy is survived by her husband, Gerald “Jerry” Heckman, whom she married on June 19, 1971; son, Bryan (Jennifer) Heckman of Fort Myers, FL; daughter, Lori (Aaron) Giesige of Defiance; two grandchildren, Halle and Braden Heckman; one sister, Barbara (Tom) McKenzie of Temperance, MI; mother-in-law, Shirley Heckman of Willard; and two brothers-in-law, Tom (Kelly) Heckman of Blufton, and Steve (Becky) Heckman of Cincinnati.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Carol Lykins; and father-in-law, Ed Heckman.
There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the Hope Center, 16 West Maple Street in Willard, Ohio from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.. Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice 907 W State St, Fremont, OH 43420 or Home Away From Home 2213 Cherry Street Toledo, OH 43608. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Jerry and children: I was so saddened to hear of Judy’s passing away…I haven’t seen her since prom night, 1970 with you and Dave Albright and I. I still have our prom pictures. She was a good friend back then. I know she will live forever in your heart and ours. May God comfort and keep you in this sad time.
Jerry and family- So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jerry, Bryan and Lori. Judy was a very special person and more like a sister to me than a friend. We enjoyed going to breakfast every Saturday morning and we talked about everything from the Bible to all the worlds problems. We always felt that our children were each others and I have to add Carolyn Hamon’s to that statement. We were close neighbors and if my children were at either one of their houses, I knew I didn’t have to worry about them. We laughed a lot. We cried cried some, too. Her smile will always be with me. I loved my dearest friend.
God bless all of you and give you peace.
Jerry, Bryan and Lori. I am so sorry for your loss. It is a temendous loss!
Judy was a very special person and more like a sister to me than a friend. We enjoyed going to breakfast every Saturday morning and we talked about everything from the Bible to all the worlds problems. When our children were growing up, we felt that our children were each others and I have to add Carolyn Hamon’s to that statement. We were close neighbors and if my children were at either one of their houses, I knew I didn’t have to worry about them. We laughed a lot. We cried cried some, too. Her smile will always be with me. I will always remember her laughter. I loved my dearest friend.
God bless all of you and give you peace.
I love you all.
Rita Speedwell, TN
The Heckman/Lykins families, Our family moved to Toledo in 1962 so we missed sharing Judy’s com-pany except for family reunions at Plymouth Park. She always had a big smile and a hug for everyone. Judging from the amazing number of caring remarks in this list she made everyone feel welcome in her presence. Seeing her smile gives me the same feeling in her absence. As you celebrate her life and her passing I hope you have the same feeling. Christina, Craig, Curt, Cathy, Carey and Clyde Lykins
So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. We lived across from her family on Park St. for years. She always had such a bright smile and wonderful attitude. Her memories will keep this lovely lady in your hearts forever. RIP Judy. Prayers to her family and friends.
Jerry and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Her wonderful memory will live on in your hearts forever. Heaven is a much better place since Judy is there. Loved her sense of humor and loved to hear her talk about her family. You were her whole world. What a proud grandma!!!!!
Sorry we had to miss her Celebration of Life. We will be gone out of state.
So sorry to hear of Judys passing. Just saw her and talked to her at my brother Lance Goses grave side service last Oct. Lance was married to Judys Aunt Alta (Ashley)Gose. She will be terribly missed.
Jerry,Bryan and Lori–You will never know how many people Judy touch in her short life time.And we all know that she is sharing heaven with Jesus with lots of laughter. Our hearts and love go out to all of you.
Words cannot express how we hurt for you all. Please, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
DaLee and her family in Tennessee
Jerry, Bryan and Lori,
I was so sorry to learn of Judy’s passing away. You have my deepest sympathy. May all the precious memories of Judy be a comfort to all the family. I will never forget Judy’s laugh and her willingness to help. She touched many lives in our community and will never be forgotten.
Uncle Jerry Bryan and Lori, we are so saddened about the loss of Aunt Judy and will miss her very very much. We will have only great memories of her, she was a very special woman. I feel truly blessed to have had the best aunt a guy could ask for for 48 years. She was a wonderful role model to all who knew her. She will truly be missed. We love you…..
Jerry, I do not know an address so will send a note here. We were sorry to hear of Judy’s passing and pray that all of the good memories will be a comfort for you and your family. Our memories will be of Judy’s beautiful smiles and goodness. We thank God for her and pray for peace for your heart.
Sorry to here about Judy’s passing Brenda & I knew her well Brenda taught at the Jr High and i subbed whith her she was a great person and had a great personality. we will miss her.Our prayers and thoughts are with you.Bruce & Brenda McGee
JUDY WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS,I CANT SAY HOW SORRY I AM TO HEAR ABOUT HER PASSING.WE WERE ALL BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN HER AND HAD HER AS A FRIEND.I WILL NEVER FORGET HER.
Jerry & family-sorry to hear about Judy-our deepest sympathy to you and your family-our thoughts are with you.
from your friends at the Willard Conservation League
Jerry & family-deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time-we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers-Greg & Beth Roland
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jerry, Bryan and Lori,
We are so sorry to hear about Judy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jerry, I am so sorry to hear about Judy. As you know we went way back to high school. Since I have moved back to Ohio I had seen her a few times and it was like old times, chatting with her. She will be deeply missed. My heart and prayers go out to you, Brian and Lori.
There is honor in a life well lived. There is comfort in the memories we hold in our hearts. May God give you peace in these difficult days. My prayers are with you.
Judy was one of my closes a dearest friends. We had such good times together. She was an amazing lady, beautiful inside and out! She never met a stranger, always stopped ad talked to everyone. She was so kind and generous. Would do anything for anybody. She helped get me through some difficult times in my life. I miss her so much. May she rest now in the arms of Jesus. Will see her again someday. My love and prayers go out to Jerry and family. May God be with you and comfort you. Love,Carol
Judy was such a wonderful person to be around. We had so much fun when the boys were in sports together. My heart goes out to all of you, may she rest in the arms of the angels.
Judy was a great lady. My heart goes out to her family. May she rest in peace.
Greg and I are so very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was a special lady whose smile made everyone feel welcome.
May God keep you in His care in the days to come. All of us who knew her will miss her.
Greg and Marilyn Sands
Words cannot express our sympathy for you Jerry and the kids. She was one great person whom Dewey loved to pick on and I think she waited for it too. May God be with all of you now and in the future. Love You all!!!!
Sincere Sympathy from South Carolina
Jerry & Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one! Always such a nice lady .
Sending thoughts and prayers out to Judy’s family. Always looked forward to seeing her at Curves – we shared many stories and laughs together.
So sorry to hear this Jerry.My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.May she rest in peace…
Please accept my condolences on Judy’s passing. May the grace of our Lord grant peace and comfort to the family. Rest in Peace, Judy.
Cynthia Lewellen Branham, Summertown, Tennessee
Thinking of the entire family. Judy was a very special person – always had a smile and wonderful things to say about others. We had such a great time when the kids were at Central and playing sports. My heart goes out to you all. God Bless
We will remember Judy for her wonderful smile and great sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all in Judy’s family.
Bob and Ruth Brown
I’ve know Judy since I was 15 yrs.old…she was a amazing person and friend.I walked to her house everyday and meet her so we could go to school…her kind heart is what made her.She is now with her family and the Angels..May you Rest In Peace!!Love you Judy!! Thoughts and Prayers for her family.
Barb and family,
The WHS Class of 1961 sends our deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of loss of your sister, Judy. We know your heart is heavy and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!
Judy was one of my special aides when I was subbing. She always was such a big help and never did she have a frown on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with you, her family during this time of your loss. Lean on Jesus for His strength.
In God’s Love,
Barb, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news of Judy’s passing; it’s so difficult to lose a sister. I know you have many wonderful memories of Judy to put in your treasure chest. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. Love and Prayers.
Barb, Jerry and family— I am so sorry to hear about
Judy— she was such a friendly and sweet person- and will be deeply missed.
Barb- we, your classmates send our love and
prayers to you all.
To the Heckman Family–I am so sorry to hear about Judy, she was a very special lady. she was always there to listen and to help. She helped so many for young people in Willard City Schools. She will be missed by so many people, her smile, her laugh and her love will be with us forever. Rest in peace Judy–your work here is done. Bryan and Lorie your mother loved you with all her heart, she told me how proud she was of the two of you. Love to all Rose
I had her as a special needs teacher and I will miss her
Jerry and kids….so sorry for your loss.
“The heart remembers most what it has loved best. May memories comfort you and bring you peace.”
I am truly sorry for your loss.