Constance Barton Heckert, 86

Constance Barton Heckert, 86, of Rockville, Md., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born on Oct. 8, 1932, in Springfield, Ill., to the late Lester and Wilma Cornick.

Heckert graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was the owner and operator of Heckert Enterprises from 1990 until 2018. Heckert was also a proud travel writer, scribing about her trips to Europe, South America, Central America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa, including the sub-Saharan. She was published as a freelance writer for the Tampa Bay Times and, more recently, the Delaware News Journal.

Heckert is survived by her children, Leslie Barton Wolfe of Naperville, Ill., and Todd Cornick Barton of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Martha Cornick Gallo of Mashpee, Mass.; and five grandchildren, Taylor Elisabeth and Rebecca Caroline Wolfe, and Robert, Karina and Wilken Barton.

Services were to be private. Arrangements were being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, Del. Condolences may be sent online at