Elsie Baxter Heckel Passed on peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 13, 2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Memorial services will be held at 4:30pm on Friday, September, 17, at Meridian Street United Methodist Church, 5500 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.
She is survived by her loving husband, J. Thomas Heckel, Jr., her devoted children David (Stacey) Heckel of Annapolis, MD, Mary (David) Thompson of Indianapolis, IN, Debbie (Bob) Crabtree of New Lennox, IL, Marjorie Heckel of Carmel, IN; four grandchildren, Timothy Thompson, Claire Thompson, Kennett Heckel, and Leland Heckel; her mother Jane Fargo Baxter of Carmel, IN and her siblings Arthur (Nancy) Baxter, Sr. of Carmel, IN, Mary (Joe) Lysell of Santa Rosa, CA, and Richard (Julia) Baxter of Carmel, IN.
Elsie was an extraordinarily loving wife, mother and grandmother. For many years of her life, she lived in St. Louis, MO, in order for her children to attend The Principia. Her community involvement centered around school activities, sports, academics, hobbies and years of summer camp. Her volunteer commitments included the Indianapolis Children's Museum, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Culver Antiquarian and Historical Society, and she served on the Board of the local Principia Club for many years.
She spent her summers at Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver , IN at her fourth-generation family cottage. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council, P.O. Box 187, Culver , IN 46511, the Antiquarian and Historical Society, P.O. Box 125, Culver , IN 46511, The Principia, co Fund Office, 13201 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63131 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Crown Hill Funeral Home.
Indianapolis Star, The (IN)
Date: September 15, 2004