Mary Evelyn Burns Eckman, 87, of Apollo, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Friday, July 22, 1932, in Vandergrift, Pa. the daughter of the late George and Irene Hartman Burns. Mary loved reading, knitting, sewing, needle point, loved to play table games, cards, going camping, spending time with grandchildren and traveling with her husband. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Eckman of Apollo, six children, Kevin Eckman and his wife, Pam, of North Apollo, Randy Eckman and his wife, Diana, of Ford City, Robert Eckman of Avonmore, Kelly Eckman and his wife, MaryKay, of Freeport, Ronda Hoe and her husband, Jace, of Avonmore and Jeff Eckman and his wife, Beth, of Apollo, 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, a brother, Richard Burns and his wife, Joan, of Harrisburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 2 sisters, Betty Wolfe and Harriet Neatrour. Family will receive friends on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 12:00 Noon, in the North Apollo Church of God, with Pastor Robert Shallenberger officiating. Interment is private.