Joyce M. Heaton, nee Alexander, 71, of Freeburg, Ill., born April 27, 1941, in Belleville, Ill., passed away, Thursday, April 25, 2013, at home.
Mrs. Heaton was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved Jim Edmonds. She enjoyed crocheting, cross stitch, needle point, and was a wonderful cook. She was a member of The Bellettes, Color Guard in high school. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who will truly be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Lucille, nee Brown, Alexander.
Surviving are her loving husband, Larry R. Heaton Sr.; her children, Laura (Eric) Carver and Rick (Diane) Northcutt; step-children, Larry R. (Lee Ann) Heaton Jr., and Angie (Doug) Ratermann; grandchildren, Paige, Ally, Zach, Ryan, Jenna, Keith, Tori, Megan, and Heath; a brother, Ronnie (Maxine) Alexander; and many other relatives, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at noon on Monday April 29, 2013, at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles West officiating. Inurnment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 28, 2013