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Patricia “Pat” (Danner) Heaton

Patricia “Pat” (Danner) Heaton was born October 5, 1927 to Keith “Buck” and Mary (Carter) Danner in Astoria. Pat passed away early in the morning of October 28, 2023 in Canton. She married (Merle) Gene Heaton in Astoria on March 23, 1946. Together they had three children, Philip Gene (and Cindy) Heaton of Ozark, MO, Jeffrey Scott (and Candy) Heaton of Rushville, and Kenton Lee (and Sherry) Heaton of Vermont. The couple raised their children outside of Ipava and moved to Vermont 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, Lori Walker and Chris Carter of Kentucky, John(Tim) (and Sami) Walker of Michigan, Rodger Heaton of Vermont, Heather (and Justin) Danner of Table Grove, Chelsie Heaton of Nashville, TN, Ashlee (and Andrew) Palm of Table Grove, and Aidan Parsano-Heaton of Vermont. 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.

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