John Henry Heckadon

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

John Henry Heckadon, age 83, of Nevada, died on April 14, 2007, at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., following a short illness. He was born June 23, 1923, near Foster, Mo., to Andrew Joseph Heckadon and Josephine Louella Campbell Heckadon. On Jan. 24, 1947, he was married in Mound City, Kan., to Patty Lee Handly and she survives of the home.

John attended Rich Hill schools before entering the U.S. Navy in 1943. He retired from Wilkenson-Maxwell Construction, Kansas City, Mo., in 1985, where he had worked for more than 25 years and was a member of Labors Local No. 663. John lived most of his life in the Metz area and was a member of the Metz Methodist Church. He had lived in Nevada since 2000. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Chiefs football, and his, grandchildren.

Survivors in addition to his wife Patty of the home include two sons, John Heckadon and his wife Stephanie of Grass Valley, Calif., and Jack Heckadon and his wife Judy of Nevada; two daughters, Brenda Vande Wynkel, Fort Scott and Pam Ferris and her husband Dwayne of Nevada; one brother, Floyd Heckadon and his wife, Nora of Windsor, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and several nieces. and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Wilma Hobson and June Cox; three brothers, Ernie, Charles, and Bob Heckadon; and a son-in-law, Dan Vande Wynkel.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, April 17, at the Metz Methodist Church with Connie Locke officiating. Interment followed in National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan.

Those who wish may contribute to the Metz Methodist Church in his memory.

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