Patty A.  Heckert
Patty A. Heckert
VAN WERT, Ohio — Patty A.  Heckert,  53, of Van Wert, died at 7:50 p.m. Jan. 31, 2018, at James Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio. She was born on April 24,1964, in Frederick, Maryland, to the parents of Billy Lee Howard and Shirley Marie (Castle) Howard who are both deceased.
Patty married Gary L. Heckert who survives in Van Wert.  Also surviving are her children, Scottie Lee (Helen) Jones, Kendallville, Indiana, Tiffany Yoder, Van Wert, Angie (JR) Bradley, Nappanee, Indiana; one brother,  Billy Lee (Ruth) Howard, Ponchatoula, Louisiana, and two sisters, Glenda (Ron) Clark, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Kathi (Ed) Silcott, Bardstown, Kentucky. Five grandchildren also survive.
Patty was a receptionist at Van Wert Veterinary Clinic in Van Wert.
Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb, 6, 2018, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert.  Graveside services will be Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, beginning at 10 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in rural Van Wert County, Ohio.
Preferred memorials are to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.