Heidi Kay Hecker, 36, of Delaware, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening (Nov. 8, 2012) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Delaware. Even though the accident took her own life, she showed her love of family and putting others first, by protecting and covering up her precious daughter which ultimately saved her life.
Heidi was born Dec. 8, 1975 in Marion to Judd and Shirley (Ellis) Hecker. Heidi graduated from Marion Elgin High School in 1994 where she was a cheerleader and a member of the Elgin Energizers show choir. She was the manager of Bath and Body Works in Lewis Center and was a very warm, beautiful, sweet, caring, loving person who had a beautiful, natural smile that lit up a room. She enjoyed photography, scrapbooking and also having her own picture taken. She never met a stranger and she was a yearly volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House through her work and a participant in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Left to cherish her memory are: a daughter, Peyton Weaver; loving companion, Brad Weaver of Delaware; father, Judd Hecker of Green Camp; sisters, Tracey (Tim) Cornely of Marion and Carmen Hecker of Delaware; land special nephew, Jordan Hecker and niece Kaliana McFarland.
She was preceded in death by her mother Shirley on Dec. 24, 2000.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Epworth United Methodist Church, 249 E. Center St., Marion, with the Rev. David Hoffman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Camp Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be given to a fund being setup in Peyton's name. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The family requests that guests bring a special memory or story about Heidi with them to place in a book to be presented to Peyton as she grows older as a keepsake.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Hecker family and condolences may be expressed and memories shared by visiting snyderfuneralhomes.com.