Gertrude Marie Heckard, 86, of McPherson and formerly of Canton, died March 21, 2013 at The Cedars, McPherson.
She was born June 18, 1926, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Hamer Vance and Marie (Burch) Sales. She was a retired nursing home/home care worker. She was a member of the Canton Christian Church and the Canton American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include four sons, Allen (Cheryl) of Royal Oak, Md., Mark (Karen) of Newton, Kan., Larry, Moundridge, Kan., and Christopher, Canton, Kan.; one daughter, Christie (David) Yingst, Louisville, Ill.; three brothers, Harold (Martha) Sales and Bill (Janice) Archer, all of McPherson, Kan., and Ralph (Colleen) Sales, St. Marys, Kan.; a sister, Carolyn (Jay) Herren, McPherson, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and a special friend, Gene Copeland, McPherson, Kan. Two sisters, Janet Sales and Omega “Mick” Alford preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Canton Christian Church.
Interment will be in Eureka Cemetery, Roxbury. Friends may call Monday evening, March 25, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Olson’s Mortuary, Canton.
Memorials have been established with the Canton Christian Church, in care of the mortuary.