Gladys Elavell <I>McKissick</I> Heckler

Gladys Elavell McKissick Heckler

Birth
Geneva, Adams County, Indiana, USA
Death 16 Nov 1972 (aged 63)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section E, Lot 409, Grave #3
Memorial ID 80613224 · View Source
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Gladys was married to Floyd J. Nelson, with whom she bore a son, Floyd, Junior.

She was married to Lawrence Eleazer Heckler from West Baden, IN on July 28, 1951 in Marion County, IN. They lived in Indianapolis where she worked as a waitress. They complimented each other as a couple and lived quite happily together.

Gladys was a petite little woman, always with a nice perm. Pleasant, hard-working, had a deep voice. Always saw to it that Papaw gave me a doll for Christmas.

She, as well as he, suffered from respiratory problems and lung cancer from excessive smoking, dying a month before Lawrence in Chicago, Cook County, IL. They both were transferred back to Indianapolis for burial in Floral Park Cemetery in her family lot provided by Floyd Nelson, Sr.

Lawrence is buried beside her to the left, with a monument lovingly placed in 2012 by his granddaughter on behalf of Lawrence's only child, son Lawrence Melvin Heckler, and his children, Jerry, Monty and Chiquita Heckler.

Plot: Garden of Serenity - Section E, Lot 409, Grave 3.
GPS (lat/lon): 39.76918,-86.22307, between husband, Lawrence E. Heckler, Grave 2, and son, Floyd J. Nelson, Jr., Grave 4. Also in this Lot is Gladys' 1st mother-in-law and mother of Floyd James Nelson, Sr., Edna Hall, Grave 1.


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  • Created by: Chiquita
  • Added: 17 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80613224
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gladys Elavell McKissick Heckler (8 Jun 1909–16 Nov 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80613224, citing Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Chiquita (contributor 47559633) .