Gene Heaton

Gene Heaton, 85, of Vermont died at 5:50 a.m. Sept. 27, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

He was born March 9, 1926, in Ipava, a son of Clifford and Pha Aten Heaton. He married Patricia "Pat" Danner on March 23, 1946, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Philip (and Cindy) Heaton of Fordland, Mo., Jeffrey (and Candy) Heaton and Kenton (and Sherry) Heaton, both of Vermont; one sister, Wilma LaRue; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Robert Heaton.

He was owner/operator of Heaton Texaco in Ipava and a salesman for Bader Implement in Vermont for over 20 years, retiring in 1983.

He was a member of Vermont Methodist Church where he served on the Church Board. He also served on Vermont Village Board.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at a later date. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/28/2011

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