Heather C. McCaull

Heather C. McCaull, 44, Claysburg, formerly of Johnstown, died Monday at Mattern House, Claysburg.

She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Hugh V. “Scotty” and Sheila (Boyd) McCaull.

Surviving are two sisters: Fiona L. Patrick and husband, Darrel, of Hershey and Morag J. Sichak and husband, Dan, of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Stuart and wife, Cheryl, of Mount Airy, Md.; nieces and nephews: Alisha Smith and husband, Jesse, and their son, Ayden, Kyle Patrick and fiancee, Sarah, Megan Patrick, Vaughn Sichak and wife, Kristy, and their son, Logan, Chad Sichak, Russell Sichak, Pierce McCaull and McKenzie McCaull; special parents, David and Theresa Mattern; and special caregivers: Connie and Jeanette.

Heather was a member of Williamsburg Independent Bible Baptist Church. She attended Ganister Station.

There will be no public visitation, and a private service will be held at the convenience of the family at Henderson Funeral Home East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., Johnstown, Pastor Charles Sprowls officiating. Entombment will be at Richland Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Mattern House, 1027 Ski Gap Road, Claysburg, PA 16625.

“Heaven’s Very Special Child” by Edna Massimilla: A meeting was held, quite far from earth. It’s time again for another birth, said the angels to the Lord above. This special child will need much love. Her progress may seem very slow, accomplishments she may not show, and she’ll require extra care from all the folks she meets down there. She may not run or laugh or play, her thoughts may seem quite far away, in many ways she won’t adapt, and she’ll be known as handicapped. So let’s be careful where she’s sent, we want her life to be content. Please, Lord, find the right parents who will do this special job for You. They will not realize right away the leading role they’re asked to play, but with this child sent from above comes stronger faith and richer love, and soon they’ll know the privilege given in caring for this gift from Heaven. Their precious charge, so meek and mild, is Heaven’s very special child.