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Nancy J. HEATHER Obituary

Nancy J. Heather

ASHLAND, IL - Nancy J. Heather, 68, passed away following a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday evening, Feb. 10, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born May 29, 1945, in Pleasant Plains, the daughter of George and Opal Hayes Clemons. She married Bob Heather on June 19, 1966, at the Ashland United Methodist Church in Ashland and he survives.

She is also survived by two daughters, Melissa "Missy" Eskew (husband, Shannon) and Tammy Eskew (husband, Shawn), both of Ashland; two grandchildren, Stacey Eskew and Brandon Eskew, both of Ashland; and an aunt, Lucille Cruzan of Jacksonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Danny Clemons.

A 1963 graduate of Pleasant Plains High School, Nancy worked in the Illinois Dept. of Rehabilitation Services for 10 years prior to spending time at home raising her family. She returned to assist Dr. Uhland at the Ashland-Pleasant Plains Veterinary Clinic for 25 years. In addition, she assisted her husband with the operation of the family business, Printer's Ink, in Ashland.

She was a member of the Ashland United Methodist Church. A devoted grandma, Nancy enjoyed supporting her grandchildren's various activities. In her spare time, she was an avid reader making frequent visits to the library.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Ashland United Methodist Church in Ashland with burial at Ashland Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

Memorial gifts are suggested to Ashland United Methodist Church, St. John's Home Health Care, or Prairie Skies Library District.

Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to

Published in The State Journal-Register on Feb. 12, 2014
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