Patricia Ann Heckman of Sedalia, MO has passed away at the age of 85 years. She was the daughter of Patrick and Ethel (Bacon) Neary of Iowa and the sister of Phillip Neary of Colorado, all of whom preceding her in passing.

On July 10, 1948 she married E. Walter Heckman, who preceded her in passing in 1998.  Over the years they made their home in Topeka KS; Red Oak, Des Moines, and Marshalltown IA; Phoenix AZ; and Denver, CO before settling in Sedalia in 1972, where Walter continued his work in the construction industry and retired as an employee of the City of Sedalia.  Her children are Gary Heckman of Doha in Qatar; Kathy Carlson of Colorado Springs, CO; Chris Heckman (Kim) of Cabool, MO; Marc Heckman (Jami) of Taichung in Taiwan, and Julie StCyr of Sedalia. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren who live in three states and two countries.

Pat graduated high school in Red Oak, IA and was a full time wife and home-maker through her 50 year marriage.  She also worked part time jobs from time to time in Sedalia.  She made her home at Fairview Nursing Home over the past 4 years.

A private family visitation and modest memorial service will be held at a future date at the Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia, MO; Marc Heckman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Crossroads Hospice or to the church of your choice. Pat will be laid to rest alongside her husband Walter in a family service in Adair, Iowa.