Ruthanne Heaton

May 31, 1946 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 75)


Ruthanne Heaton, 75, of Morris, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab Center.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Seneca, with Rev. Alexander Millar officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Streator. Osborne-Nelson Funeral home has been entrusted with cremation rites. 

Ruthanne was born May 31, 1946, in Streator, IL, to Ralph and Elizabeth (Javorsky) Maskel. Ruthanne worked for many years as a CCD coordinator and a teacher for St. Patrick's Church and at the Seneca public Library.  She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick's Church.

She is survived by her sons, Tim Heaton and Tom (Dawn) Heaton; her grandchildren, Daniel Heaton, Brittanee Zacha, Michael Daly, and Grace, Connor, and Katherine Heaton; her great grandchildren, Jett, Jacklyn and Leah; and her siblings, John (Bev) Maskel and Julaine (Javier) Ospina. Ruthanne was preceded in death by her parents and a child-in-infancy, James.

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