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Aug 18, 1956

Ella J Heckman, 79, wife of Louis Heckman, died yesterday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at her home in New Harmony.


She had been a resident of that community for many years and was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Order of Eastern Star and Daughters of American Revolution.


Near survivors in addition to the husband, who operated a drug store in New Harmony for many years are a daughter, Mrs. Sumner Ferguson, Mattoon, Ill; a son, Louis F. Heckman, Canton, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Katharine Wissler, New Harmony; a brother, Robert L. Johnson, Davis, Calif; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


The body is at the Shoultze-Werry Funeral Home in New Harmony, where friends may call after 4 o'clock this evening.


Last rites will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers