Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins  2 June 2003

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Piqua Daily Call

Piqua, Ohio

Monday, June 10, 2002

 

Cathy O. Hecker

 

     Cathy Onalee Hecker, 71, of 404 E. Spring St., Covington, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002 at her residence.

     She was born April 17, 1931 in Piqua to the late Vincent “Pat” and Coral Onalee (Burch) Graham.  She married Jack M. Hecker Oct. 2, 1948 in Piqua, who resides at 404 E. Spring St., Covington.

     Cathy was a homemaker.  She and her husband opened their hearts and home to care for foster children.  She was a historian and enjoyed genealogy.  She was a member of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church, Covington.  She was a member of Daughters of American Revolution, Piqua Chapter, which also ws the Last Regent before it converted with Lewis Boyer Chapter of Shelby County and is not called Piqua Lewis Boyer Chapter.  She also was a life member of Ohio State NSDAR Officers Club.  She was a member of offices in state genealogy.

     Survivors include her children, Terry Hecker of Piqua, Cynthia and Allen Stock of Troy, William and Eugene and Cathy Hecker of Piqua, Agnes Christine and Geno Parlette of St. Marys, Linda Louise and Larry Hill of Dayton and Jackie and Patrick Kaiser of Covington; foster son, Charles Thomas and Karen Mackeller: 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 6 extended great-grandchildren; sisters Nancy Sourmil-Holt of Piqua, Delores Jean Brown of Sidney and Rosalee Ann Gade of Germantown; and brothers, John Graham of Bradford and Joseph Graham of Indian Lake.

     She was preceded in death by one grandhild, Brittany Hecker Smith; one great-grandchild, hannah Abigail; half-sister, Patricia Wysong; and half-brothers, John Huff and James Graham.

     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pearson-Jackson Funeral Home, Covington, with Fr. James Duell officiating.

     Calling hours are from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

     Burial will be in Fletcher Cemetery, Fletcher.

     D.A.R. services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Covington.  Condolences may also be expressed through www.jacksonfuneralhomes.com.   

 

Troy Daily News

Troy, Ohio

Sunday, June 9, 2002

 

CATHY ONALEE HECKER

 

     Cathy Onalee Hecker, 71, of 404 E. Spring St., Covington died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at her residence.

     She was born April 17, 1931 in Piqua to the late Vincent “Pat” and Coral Onalee (Burch) Graham.

     She married Jack M. Hecker Oct. 2, 1948, he survives.

     Mrs. Hecker was a homemaker.  She and her husband opened their hearts and home to care for foster children.  She was a historian and enjoyed genealogy.

     She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Piqua Chapter, serving as the last regent before it converged with Lewis-Boyer Chapter of Shelby Count, now known as Piqua Lewis-Boyer Chapter.  She also was a life member of the Ohio State NSDAR officers club and was a member of the First Families of Miami County.  She held many offices in state genealogy.

     She was a member of St. Teresa of the infant Jesus Catholic Church in Covington.

     Mrs. Hecker also is survived by six children and their spouses, Terry Hecker of Piqua, Cynthia and Allen Stock of Troy, William Eugene and Cathy Hecker of Piqua, Agnes Christine and Gene Parlette of St. Marys, Linda Louise and Larry Hill of Dayton and Jackie and Patrick Kaiser of Covington; one foster son, Charles Thomas and Karen MacKeller; 13 grandchildren and 11 extended grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and six extended great-grandchildren; three sisters, Nancy Sourmill-Holt of Piqua, Delores Jean Brown of Sidney and Rosalee Ann Gade of Germantown; two brothers, John graham of Bradford and Jacob Graham of Indian Lake.

     Mrs. Hecker was preceded in death by her parents; one grandchild, Brittany Hecker Smith; one great-grandchild, Hannah Abigail; one half-sister, Patricia Wysong and two half-brothers, John Huff and James Graham.

     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Pearson-Jackson Funeral Home in Covington.  Fr. James Duell will officiate.  Burial will be in Fletcher Cemetery, Fletcher.

     D.A.R. services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

     Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. June 11 at the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Covington.

     Condolences may be expressed through www.jacksonfuneralhomes.com.

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