The Life of Barbara A. Heckman

Barbara A. (Arnold) Heckman, 79, formerly of Kutztown, died Saturday, May 5, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. Born in West Reading, she was a daughter of the late George H. Arnold and Helen M. (Showalter) widow of John H. Adams.  Barbara graduated from Frackville Vo-Tech with a diploma in practical nursing.  She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Tremont Nursing Home, Tremont, Schuylkill County, then in the same capacity at Kutztown Manor Nursing Home from 1990 until 2001.  Barbara then worked as a sales associate at Walmart, Trexlertown, until her retirement in 2004.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Sandra A. Hartman, Reading; Judy A. Hartman, Belleville, Michigan; Lorraine A. (Hartman) Kopinetz, Boyertown; son Thomas A. Hartman, address unknown.  Other survivors include a sister Fietta J. (Arnold) widow of Willard Schaeffer, Kutztown.  There are ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by a brother, Dennis G. Arnold.

Services for Barbara will be private at the convenience of the family. 

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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