• February 27, 2017

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A private graveside service for Elsie Patton Heckman, 89, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Killeen Memorial Park.

Mrs. Heckman died June, 29, 2014, at her home in Victoria.

She was born Dec. 5, 1924, to the late Grant and Vina (Fraley) Patton of Bellaire, Mich.

She married LeRoy Heckman on March 18, 1943. She was a loving wife and mother. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, oil painting and traveling.

She is survived by daughters, Bonnie Heckman of Victoria, Connie and husband, Will Young, of Yoakum; granddaughter, Christy, and husband, Darren Kreth, of San Antonio; grandson, Darren Young of Yoakum,; great-granddaughter, Kailyn Kreth of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Jake, Ervin, Ray, Seward, Presley, Cleveland, Clifford and Virgil Patton; and sisters, Ina Handy Springsdorf, Eleanor Overly, Irene Boyer, Marian Russell and Joye Bestman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Hospice of South Texas or the charity of donor’s choice. Arrangements are with Heritage Funeral Home in Killeen.

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