Dorothy Jean McGinnis was born on January 22 1940 in Marlinton West Virginia to Ruth Burgess and George McGinnis. She was the second oldest of six brothers and sisters, Loy Burgess, Donna McGinnis, Bonnie Lemon, Oca Gay Wilfong, Omar Young, Oliver Young (deceased June of 2006), and Cindy Beverage.
She married Harold Hecklinger on April 7 1960. Being a naval wife, she resided in Virginia and Connecticut to begin a family. She raised her family in Toledo, Ohio only to move to Hopkinsville, Kentucky where her sons graduate form High School and College. Her life took her to Louisville, Mississippi where she was President of the Garden Club for many years. She was honored for her efforts for the many improvements she contributed to the community. Also, she was instrumental as President of the Republican Women of Winston County. Eventually she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to be closer to her children. Her life in Goodlettsville, Tennessee gave her grandchildren the opportunity to love her and admire her wisdom and values.
She was persistent on passing along her high morals and values to her children. However, it was her intelligence, generous heart, patience, understanding, compassion and courage she will always be remembered for.
She will be missed by Harold Hecklinger : Husband, Teresa DiPietro : First Daughter, Donald DiPietro - Grandson, Robert DiPietro : Grandson, Gail Musser Massey, - Second Daughter, Jason Musser : Grandson, Selva Caldron Musser : Daughter in Law, Jessica Musser - Granddaughter, Jonathon Musser - Grandson, Scott Hecklinger First Son, Rochelle Hecklinger Daughter in Law, Megan Hecklinger : Granddaughter, Stephen Hecklinger : Second Son, Laura Hecklinger : Daughter in Law, Dale Pryor : Step Grandson, Bret Hecklinger : Grandson, Ashley Hecklinger : Granddaughter.
Dorothy Hecklinger put her family first above herself and took pride in the achievements of her children. She was a woman of class and dignity which was noticed in her home and family. She believed in helping others, forgiving others and not passing judgment on others.
As a child, young girl, teenager, young women, sister, daughter, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Dorothy Hecklinger was a women of presence and beauty. All of her teachings, All of her love, All of her influence, All of her will remain within all of us!
What would the world have been like without Dorothy Jean McGinnis Hecklinger in it? She Made a Difference!
You will always be with us! We will miss you and always LOVE YOU!
THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR MOTHER!
THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU! WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY YOU!