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Patricia L. Heaton

October 5th, 1927 – October 28th, 2023

Patricia “Pat” (Danner) Heaton was born October 5, 1927 to Keith “Buck” and Mary (Carter) Danner in Astoria ,IL. Pat passed away early in the morning of October 28, 2023 in Canton, IL. She married (Merle) Gene Heaton in Astoria, IL on March 23, 1946. Together they had three children, Philip Gene (and Cindy) Heaton of Ozark, MO, Jeffrey Scott (and Candy) Heaton of Rushville, IL, and Kenton Lee (and Sherry) Heaton of Vermont, IL.

The couple raised their children outside of Ipava, IL and moved to Vermont, IL later on. Pat and Gene spent the rest of their life together in Vermont. Pat leaves behind her three sons, 10 grandchildren, Brent (and Erin Heaton) of Phoenix, AZ, Aaron (and Amanda) Heaton of Ozark, MO, April (and Chris) Halverson of Pekin, IL, Lori Walker and Chris Carter of Kentucky, John(Tim) (and Sami) Walker of Michigan, RodgE Heaton of Vermont, IL, Heather (and Justin) Danner of Table Grove, IL, Chelsie Heaton of Nashville, TN, Ashlee (and Andrew) Palm of Table Grove, IL, and Aidan Parsano-Heaton of Vermont, IL. She had 15 great-grandchildren, Cody Heaton, Lucas Heaton, Olivia Heaton, Brayden Brewer, Emma Heaton, Landon Heaton, Christian Halverson, Madelyn Davis, Isabella Halverson, John McNeely, Coraline McNeely, Austin McNeely, Jase Danner, Maisyn Danner, and Madelynn Palm, and 1 great-great- grandchild, Elaina Halverson.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband Gene, 2 sisters Nancy and Kay Danner, and 3 brothers Rodney, Ronald and Carter Danner.

She was a long time member of the Vermont Methodist Church and the Spoon River Drive. She loved to bake with her grandchildren, attend their sporting events and teach them her crafts. Pat spent most of her time reading her Bible, sewing and crocheting many different things.

A private burial will be held at a later date.


November 1st, 2023

Our deepest sympathy to Pat's family She was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. She lived a great life. God Bless Everyone. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker.

November 1st, 2023

Sorry for your lost P

hi and Jeff Bob Brush

November 2nd, 2023

So sorry for your loss

November 2nd, 2023

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. It may not have always been easy to get to know Pat,but once you saw past the tough exterior there was a beautiful soul.

-Matt and Cindy Stribley

November 2nd, 2023

So Sorry to the Heaton family. Jim nappin

November 3rd, 2023

I will always remember Pat as a Sunday School teacher, youth group leader at the Ipave Disiples of Christ Church. She was certainly a boy mom having 3 boys of her own. So thankful she touched my life at a young grade school age.
Many prayers of comfort in knowing how much she was loved.
Cindy Hollenback Lewis

November 3rd, 2023

So sorry for your loss.

November 3rd, 2023

Sorry for your loss of one of Vermont's Best. Randy and Mardeen

November 3rd, 2023

So sorry

November 3rd, 2023

Sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family may God comfort you in your time of sorrow!

November 4th, 2023

Thinking of all the family. We are sorry for your loss. Norman and Connie LaRue

November 4th, 2023

November 4th, 2023
Sorry for your loss Philip Gene and rest of family.Remember your Mom so well and all the times she helped out at Ipava Christian Church
Leta K. Shumaker

November 7th, 2023

Sorry to hear about Pat. She was a nice lady, very talented, and was a good friend to my mom and me over the years. I still have some of her doilies and other crafts that she and Gene made, that were bought at the Methodist Church bazaars. Extending my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all her family. Cheryl (Cox) Matteson

November 10th, 2023

Sorry for the family loss thought and prayers for you all

November 25th, 2023

Sorry to hear of the loss of you mother. You are in our prayers. Ora and Mary Welch