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Mary Ruth Roy Heatwole
Mary Ruth Roy Heatwole, age 80, passed away December 29, 2012 at Moosehaven Retirement Community.
Mary Ruth was born September 24, 1932 in Newark, Ohio to the late Fred and Lena (Mills) Lothes. She was a 1950 graduate of Hanover Toboso High School and was a bus driver for Newark City schools for many years. She resided at Moosehaven in Orange Park, Fl., where she retired after working there as a supervisor in Ryan Hall. She was a member of the Women of the Moose in Middleburg, Fla., and the VFW Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Earl Roy in 1976 and second husband Owen Heatwole in 1995.
She is survived by her son, Danny (Kathy) Roy of Middleburg, FL.; her daughter, Theresa Roy of Utica; three grandchildren, Craig Roy of Middleburg, FL, Carrie Jackson of Aviano, Italy and Kyle Roy of Utica; four great-grandchildren; her brother, John (Reba) Lothes of Newark; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded by death by her sisters, Dorothy Ruckman, Hazel Bishop and Twila Shelton.
Services will be held January 2, 2013 in Moosehaven Chapel with burial at the Moosehaven Mausoleum in Orange Park, FL. A family celebration of life will be held in Newark, Ohio in the spring.
Published in the The Advocate on Jan. 1, 2013