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Helena Jeanette Heckman

November 10, 1945 — January 23, 2013

Helena J Burgee Heckman, age 67, of Wyalusing, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Helena was born on Nov. 10, 1945, in Rowlesburg, W.Va., a daughter of the late Virgil and Pearl Mae Pipher Sigley. She met James Heckman in El Paso, Texas, they were married on Dec. 7, 1967, and they recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Helena enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. She enjoyed knitting and was an avid Bingo player. Surviving is her spouse James Heckman at home; sons and daughter-in-law Tim Heckman and Dawn Marklinger of Camptown, Pa., Chris (Nicole) Heckman of Towanda, Pa.; daughters and son-in-law Tammy (Patrick) Cunningham of Portage, Pa., Tarri Singleton of Wyalusing, Pa., Tina (Joe) Bohon of Philippi, W.Va.; sisters Oleta Sigley of Rowlesburg, W.Va., Addie Powling of Parson, W.Va.; grandchildren Michael, Daniel, Dana, Tina Marie, Autumn, TJ, Alicia, Jim Jr., Brian, and Sabrina; great-granddaughter Brandie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers Elmer Close, Ross Sigley, and Richard Sigley; four sisters Violet Sigley, Betty Hebb, Phyllis Bowen and Freda Sigley. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family and are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Helena Jeanette Heckman, please visit our flower store.


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