CHRISTIANSBURG - Sandra L. Heckman, 77, of Christiansburg, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Koester Pavilion, Troy.
Born Sept. 19, 1935, in Christiansburg, she was a daughter of the late Hubert and Dorotha (Urick) Buroker.
She married James Heckman on Dec. 20, 1950; and he preceded her in death May 9, 1999.
Together they raised eight children all of whom survive: Chris (Mary) Heckman of Union, Ohio, Teresa (Wayne) Luttrell of Christiansburg, Tina (Craig) Swartz of St. Paris, Eric (Kim) Heckman of St. Paris, Tara Heckman of St. Paris, Scott (Teresa) Heckman of Fletcher, Tracy York of Christiansburg and Kyle (Tonya) Heckman of Houston. She was a loving grandmother to 17 grandchildren, Jamie and Jessica Heckman, David, Paul and Charlie Wright, Andrew Luttrell, Tiffany Harper, Landon Swartz, Cheyenne and Dana Heckman, Paul Williams, Lindsay and Tyler Heckman, Taylor York, Sommer and Arron Heckman, and Taylor Dean; 18 grea-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Sandra also is survived by a sister, Nancy (Dan) Kiss of Fairborn; and a brother, Bruce (Marilyn) Buroker of Troy, two nieces and one nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Kevin Grieser.
Sandra attended the Christiansburg United Methodist Church.
She will be remembered for her quilting, knitting and sewing. She also liked to read.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in the Christiansburg United Methodist Church, Christiansburg, Ohio, with one hour of visitation held prior to the service starting at 10 a.m. The Revs. Bill Davis and Maggie Sykes will preside and burial will follow in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery, South Elm Tree Road, St. Paris.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Koester Pavilion, Patient Activity Fund, 3232 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.