ULYSSES - Dee Ann Heckel, age 64, departed this life on Jan. 25, 2021, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, KS. She was born Feb. 27, 1956, in Ulysses, KS, the daughter of Leon and Vi (Mattox) Heckel. Dee Ann grew up in Ulysses and graduated from Ulysses High School in 1974. Shortly after that, she went to work at Gibson’s and worked there 28 years.
Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Mathes of Ulysses, KS; two granddaughters; brother, Greg Heckel of Ulysses, KS. Dee Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Vi; and sister, Shari Davison.
A Celebration of Life Service will be Feb. 13, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Ulysses, KS. Graveside service will be Feb. 13, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Silent Land Cemetery in Spearville, KS. The memorial service will be streamed live on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook Page. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be given to the American Kidney Fund, American Diabetes Foundation or to the donor’s choice in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com .
Posted online on February 08, 2021