Cleora J. Heckman
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TIFFIN: Cleora J. Heckman, 84, of Tiffin, passed away at 10:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at her residence.
CJ was born on August 28, 1927, in Tiffin, to the late Gordon F. and Clara M. (Rodgers) Buton. She married George M. Heckman and he preceded her in death.
CJ is survived by her son, George "Fred" Heckman of Fostoria; two sisters, Doris Green of Kansas and Arlene Gardner of Tiffin; two granddaughters, Dawn (Carl) Williams of Fostoria, Lavonna (Christopher) Schank of Tiffin; five great-grandchildren, Heather Hardy, Crystal Hardy, Kyle Williams, Cynthia Williams, Nicole (Tracy) Witt; twelve great-great-grandchildren, Rozalyn Payton, Kaliyah Payton, McKenna Davis, Caylee Davis, Alex Davis, Austin Ruehle, Kyler Ruehle, Landon Ruehle, Logan Witt, Braxtin Witt, Keegan Witt and Gavin Witt.
CJ worked as an aide at Fremont Memorial Hospital, Countryside Nursing Home, and Wal-Mart as a sales associate in electronics. She was a 1945 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, a member of Victory Christian Fellowship in Fremont. CJ enjoyed spending time with all her family and her "Itty Bitty's".
CJ was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a daughter, Linda Barnes.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2012 at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory in Tiffin. Visitation will also be held on Monday, from 1-2 p.m., at the funeral home. There will be no burial held at this time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. On-line condolences may be left for the family and the live web-cast may be viewed at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com
Published in the News-Messenger on Feb. 17, 2012