HUBBARD Bernadean (Heckert) Matune was a loving wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, and friend. She passed away peacefully on May 5, 2023 at the age of 94. She was preceded in heaven by her beloved husband of 65 years, Martin, and is survived by her daughters Cheryl Matune (Nicolas Samaras) and Darlene (Matune) Balzano (Michael Balzano) and by her sisters Jean Booty, Carol Booty, and brothers Nelson (Rose) Heckert and Melvin Heckert, and many nieces and nephews.
She was born to Carl and Gay (Stutler) Heckert on September 19th, 1928, the fifth of 12, in a family of 6 boys and 6 girls. They resided in Coxs Mills, WV, where the Heckert family had deep roots. Bernadean moved to Northeastern Ohio, working at Packard Electric in Warren for many years and enjoyed the single life with her roommate and best friend Rosemary. During this time she met her husband Martin, in Hubbard Ohio, who she was introduced to by her brother Doyle. The couple married in 1954, and purchased the family home in Hubbard. They had a long and happy marriage that lasted until 2015 when Martin passed away.
Bernadean raised her two daughters in Hubbard and was an active and proud member of the First Baptist Church. An avid baker, she was known for her pies and kolache, which many people still speak of today. But there was nothing more important to her than family, and nothing she enjoyed more than visiting and staying connected with family and friends.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm and Friday 10:00 – 11 am at the Kelley-Cummins Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled at 11:00 am on Friday, May 12, 2023 at the Kelley-Cummins Funeral Home with Pastor Luke Oskin officiating, followed by internment at the Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 5401 Ashley Circle Suite E, Austintown, OH 44515, or to Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 N. River Road NE, Warren, OH 44484.
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