Joyce M. Heaton

April 27, 1941April 25, 2013
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Joyce M. Heaton, nee Alexander, 71, of Freeburg, Illinois, born April 27, 1941, in Belleville, Illinois, passed away, Thursday, April 25, 2013, at home.

Mrs. Heaton was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved Jim Edmonds. She enjoyed crocheting, cross stitch, needle point, and was a wonderful cook. She was a member of The Bellettes, Color Guard in high school. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who will truly be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Lucille, nee Brown, Alexander.

Surviving are her loving husband, Larry R. Heaton, Sr.; her children, Laura (Eric) Carver and Rick (Diane) Northcutt; step-children, Larry R. (Lee Ann) Heaton, Jr. and Angie (Doug) Ratermann; grandchildren, Paige, Ally, Zach, Ryan, Jenna, Keith, Tori, Megan, and Heath; a brother, Ronnie (Maxine) Alexander; and many other relatives, and friends.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to Noon, Monday, April 29, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at Noon, Monday April 29, 2013, at the funeral home with Rev. Charles West officiating. Inurnment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Monday, April 29, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, April 29, 2013

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Carol Burtz

May 3, 2013

My condolences to Joyce's family. We were in school together from grade school through high school. In fact, I am one of the girls on the picture that appears on the web site! My maiden name is Seibert. Joyce was a very nice person; unfortunately, had not seen her in years.

Brian White

April 30, 2013

my wife and children send there condolences as well.

Judy Valerius James

April 30, 2013

Our group of luncheon friends miss Joyce's tremendously. She had the greatest smile and laugh and was a hoot to be around. We've known her for over 50 years since we were in the Bellettes together.

Larry, may the comfort of friends and family be your strength now and in the days ahead.

Dave Douglas

April 29, 2013

Larry & sorry to read about Joyce's passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers for your comfort in the tough days ahead

Kim White

April 29, 2013

Our heartfelt sympathies at this difficult love always to the family.. your niece,
Kim White and family

Brian White

April 28, 2013

Sorry for your loss Uncle Larry and Family

April 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mark and Renee Biver

April 28, 2013

I have wondered why I have not seen Joyce at the Bellette Lunch for quite a while, I remember her so well, we had fun in school together. She was a great gal. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. Lavana Crook Roth & Larry Roth

C Rogers

April 28, 2013

We've had some great times with Joyce and Larry... a precious couple. We send our love and prayers to Larry and Family. Cathy & Helen

Julie & Kevin Zeisset

April 26, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. Such a lovely lady, and so much fun to be around. We will miss her greatly. Deepest sympathy to her husband, children and grandchildren. With affection.