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Jerry Lynn Heckler
Birth: Nov. 1, 1943
French Lick
Orange County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1944
French Lick
Orange County
Indiana, USA

Jerry Lynn Heckler was the first born to Lawrence Melvin and Ruth Evelyn (Bledsoe) Heckler on November 1st, 1943, at the Clark Hospital in Paoli, Indiana. He was delivered by Dr. John K. Spears at 3:40 p.m. at a healthy 8 lbs. 7 ozs.

He was living with his mother and maternal grandparents, Albert and Dessie (Mickler) Bledsoe, in French Lick, while his daddy was serving with the US Navy in Banana River, Florida.

About the time he cut his second little tooth, Jerry was baptized at the United Brethern Church in French Lick by Rev. Elliott on May 21st, 1944, an Easter Sunday.

"Little Buster" celebrated his 1st birthday at home playing with toys and eating ice cream with his mom Ruth, Grandmaw Bledsoe, Daisy Putnam and her toddler daughter, Ann. His 19 year old dad was away at Banana River with the Navy. Also his maternal grandfather, "Plute", was gone all week driving a semi with Hargis Trucking, only coming home on the weekends.

Jerry had his first little haircut on December 1, 1944 at 13 mos. old by Mr. William Andrews.

Then quite tragically, on a Wednesday afternoon, December 13, 1944, when he was but 13 months and 13 days old, a mere 24-1/2 lbs., Jerry fell headfirst over the arm of his little blue overstuffed toddler rocking chair onto a basement floor, sadly breaking his neck. Shortly thereafter, he was allowed to go to sleep by his 17 year old mother, Ruth, nevermore to awaken.

Jerry's funeral was held on Sunday, December 17, 1944 at the United Brethern Church in French Lick and this precious baby was buried in Ames Chapel Cemetery in Abydel.

Just an infant when taken, but loved so very much on this earth. Extremely good natured "little Buster" - our brother, Jerry Lynn...Monty & Chiquita.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lawrence Melvin Heckler (1925 - 2005)
  Ruth Evelyn Bledsoe Heckler Mitchell (1927 - 1999)
 
 Siblings:
  Jerry Lynn Heckler (1943 - 1944)
  Monty Lynn Heckler (1945 - 1980)*
  Chiquita Leilania Heckler Baker (1947 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ames Chapel Cemetery
Paoli
Orange County
Indiana, USA
Plot: 23, Lot 68, Rest Haven
 
Created by: Chiquita
Record added: Jul 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74020316
Jerry Lynn Heckler
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Jerry Lynn Heckler
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Gonna keep ya company someday soon, little bro. Then the family can visit ALL of us.
- Chiquita
 Added: Jul. 8, 2013

- Donna Holtz
 Added: Nov. 26, 2012
Almost 68 years have passed, Jerry, since you went to "sleep". I'm all that's left of our little family. All of you have had harsh deaths, tragic deaths. But Monty and I have had children to carry on our blood, and created softer footsteps for them to ...(Read more)
- Chiquita
 Added: Jun. 30, 2012
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