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Margaret R. Heckman

Margaret R. Heckman, 90, formerly of Allentown, died July 29, 2021, at Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center. She was the wife of the late Henry R. Heckman Jr. Born in Eatonton, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Claude and Myrtie (Barnwell) Jump.

Before retiring, she worked as a seamstress for various companies in the Allentown area.

She was a former member of St. Paul’s UCC, Trexlertown.

She will be remembered for sewing blankets for then neighborhood kids, dressing up at Halloween and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by sons, Henry R. III and his companion, Sharon, of Allentown, James and his companion, Sandy, of Emmaus; a daughter, Susan and her husband, Charles Tate, of Oklahoma; a brother; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Stephen Swika, of Scott Township. She was predeceased by a daughter, Paula R. Pavlick Swika; brothers; sisters.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o the funeral home.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 W. Highland St., Allentown. Calling will begin 10 a.m.