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Ruth Harkless Hecker

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Ruth Lloyd Harkless Hecker, 86, of Union City, Pa., passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, losing her battle to cancer.

She was born on October 20, 1927, in Coulter, Pa., the last living child of the late David and Mabel Humbert Lloyd.

After moving to this area as a child, Ruth attended Spartansburg area schools and graduated from Bloomfield High School, class of 1945. After her marriage and children, she worked at Elgin Electronics, retiring after 32 years. Bored, she took a part-time position with Hallmark Cards, working in several areas. Retiring again, she was involved in many community services, especially the Salvation Army Red Kettle project, during the holidays.

Ruth enjoyed crosswords, gardening and reading.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by two sisters, three brothers, a son, Glenn Harkless and a grandson, Mark Stultz.

Ruth is survived by a daughter, Karen Harkless Stultz and her husband David of Corry, Pa.; a son, Dan Harkless of Kettering, Ohio; two grandsons, Randy Stultz his wife Kelly and their daughter, Sophia, of New Jersey; and Eric Stultz, his wife Heather and their children, Sam and Sydney, of North Carolina; a sister-in-law Grace Lloyd of Meadville, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

At Ruth's request, there will be no visitation or service.

Burial will be in Rootville Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.

A special thank you to Janet and the Great Lakes Hospice team, during this trying time.

Memorials may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie, PA 16501, or your local food pantry.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa.

To sign the guest book or send condolences, please visit www.brackenfh.com.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on May 13, 2014
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