Carla Jean Ecker

Carla Jean Ecker, 75, of Brooksville, Fla., was reunited in heaven with her sweetheart, Lyle E Ecker Jr. on Oct. 11, 2021. She was born on Aug. 21, 1946, in Titusville, Pa., to the late Paul H. Evans and Hazel Sterling Madden.

Carla attended Titusville schools and graduated in 1964 while attending North Kingstown Sr High in North Kingstown, R.I. She married Lyle on July 10, 1964, at the First United Methodist Church in Hyde-town, Pa., with the Rev. Lloyd Chelton officiating. Together they were blessed with three surviving children: Jessica (Scott) Santiago, Melissa (Hanson) Summersgill and Eric (Cristy) Ecker.

They moved their family to Florida in 1975, living first in Hillsborough County, moving to Pasco County in 1978 and finally retiring in Hernando County in 1997. She loved spending time with her family and friends as well as worship-ping with her church family. She also enjoyed quilt-ing and spending time with her beloved dog, Molly. She was blessed with four grandchildren: Alyssa Nixon, Aundrea (Luke) Chowning, Victoria Sofranek and significant other, Brandon Casey and Lucas Ecker; five great-grandchildren: Justin, Lily, Savannah, Bryce and Jack.

Carla is also survived by two sisters: Carol (Karl) Friewald of Erie, Pa., and Sherry (Dale) Beach of Titusville, Pa.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Along with her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by an infant son, Scott Ecker; and her sister, Connie Madden of Tampa, Fla.

Interment will occur in the Spring of 2022 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Titusville, Pa. These service arrangements have not been made at this time.