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Loyd V. Heckart, 70, Goodman, Mo., passed away March 4, 2017, at his home, following a lengthy illness.
Loyd was born June 23, 1946, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the son of Marvin E. and Geneva (Allen) Heckart. He was a resident of the Neosho, Pierce City and Goodman area and also lived in Syracuse, Kan., where he graduated in 1964. Loyd worked at La Z Boy Midwest from 1972 until retiring in 2008. He enjoyed hunting, camping and fishing. He also coached the La Z Boy softball team from 1976 to 1983. He was a former member of the Patterson Heights Baptist Church west of Anderson, Mo.
Loyd married Mary Hopper on April 29, 1983, in Neosho, Mo., and she survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Eric Heckart, Wichita, Kan., and Brian (Deanie) Heckart, Seneca, Mo.; one daughter, Michelle (Ray) Trimble, St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Marvin (Debbie) Heckart, Jr., Joplin, Mo.; one sister, Deborah (Jim) Elbert, Pierce City, Mo.; fourteen grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Ernest E. Heckart, and a grandson.
Graveside Services and burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Hazel Green Cemetery with Dr. Ed Upton officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Contributions in memory of Loyd may be made to Newton County Cancer Council, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO, 64850.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on March 7, 2017
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