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“Our heartfelt condolences to you and family. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Gloria Parker

“So sorry to read of Ruth's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless You All! ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Keith Conner - The Villages, FL

“Phil,Mary and I have always admired your devotion to your sweet and brave Vanessa. We have ached and prayed for you and your children. May our Lord...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: joe steady - cape may, NJ

“Paul and I would like to extend our deepest condolences on the loss of your wife and mother.... ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Donna Hand - Cape May Court House, NJ

“Phil,GOD BLESS YOU on your loss and for the LOVE and FATHFULNESS you gave to your wife Vanessa.God also bless and comfort all the family. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Robert Merryman - Rio Grande, NJ


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Heck (nee' Dennis) Ruth Vanessa, 73 – of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away peacefully on January 31, 2019 at home. She was born in Lakehurst, NJ March 7, 1945 and grew up in Sea Side Park, NJ.
She spent her life serving her family, church, and community. She was a Deacon, Sunday Teacher and faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Wildwood; and a longtime volunteer of Cape Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband Philip Leonard of 51 years; daughters Christine Michelle Nowmos (Jeffery), Jennifer Renee' Backman (James), and son Robert Leonard Heck (Julie Rose); her five wonderful grandchildren: George Nowmos, Kyra Backman, Jenna Backman, Joshua Heck, and Derek Heck. She is also survived by her sisters Joan Dammeyer (Tom), Virginia Willetts (Ronald), brothers Henry E. Dennis (Terri), and Philip Dennis; as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Service for family and friends will be on February 16, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Wildwood, 230 East Maple Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and service will follow at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the First Baptist Church Hot Lunch Program at the church address or Cape Shore Chorale, PO Box 74, Marmora, NJ 08223.