Brenda Lynn Heck, 46, Black Forest Motel manager, cat lover, enjoyed romance novels

By on June 22, 2016

Brenda Lynn Heck, 46, of Adamstown, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 14, 2016, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Reading to the late Elwood Stapleton Jr. and Dianne (Cerniglia) Stapleton Millisock, and was the wife of Charles Heck, with whom she shared 12 years of marriage.

Brenda was a 1988 graduate of Cocalico High School. She enjoyed reading books about love stories, and she loved animals, especially cats. She worked as a manager for the Black Forest Motel, Adamstown. She was also a member of the Adamstown VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband, Brenda is survived by two brothers: Barry Stapleton, companion of Carol Moyer, of Ephrata; and Randy, husband of Ruth (Zimmerman) Stapleton; a sister: Donna Shaner of Muhlenberg; two nieces; two nephews, four great-nieces; and two great-nephews.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, June 22, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Keith Sweitzer officiating. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Memorial contributions in Brenda’s memory may be made to SPCA of Lancaster County, 848 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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