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Cedar Valley Daily Times; November 22, 1974
Rites Pending for Miss Esto M. Heath
Esto M. Heath

Miss Esto M. Heath 85, died Thursday in Cedar Rapids Nursing Home following a long illness.

She was born September 2, 1889 at Shellsburg, a daughter of Abner and Mattie Hartley Heath. She taught school in the area several years and later worked at Morris Sanford Co., a number of years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was active in many departments. She was a member of the Quota Club. Business and Professional Woman's Club and Chapter LU of P.E.O. .

Surviving are two nieces, one nephew and a sister in law Mrs. Merritt Heath of Cedar Rapids.

Funeral arrangement are pending at Turner Chapel East in Cedar Rapids. Burial will be in the Shellsburg Cemetery...

Submitted on 08-Jun-2010 by
Martha Long,

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December 6, 1993

Howard Heath

Richland, WA - Howard Douglas Heath, 87, died November 10, 1993 at Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, WA, after a short illness.

He was born May 19, 1906 in Urbana, IA, the son of Franklin and Zella Mae Langham Heath and graduated from Urbana High School.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Bertha Heath; a niece, Barbara Miller, and two great-nephews, Mark and Brian Miller.

He was preceeded in death by his parents; two wives, Hertha and Thelma; three brothers, Reginald, Charles and Joseph.

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Daily Times; 1928
Jos. Heath, Civil War Veteran, is Dead at Urbana
Joseph Heath

Benton County News.

(Special to Daily Times).

Urbana, Dec. 24 - The death of Joseph Heath , 88 years old and a veteran of the Civil war, occurred this afternoon at 1:45 at the home of his son, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heath. He had been ill several weeks as the result of infirmities of old age. Deceased was the father of Mrs. Clarence Sanders of Vinton. No funeral arrangements have been made.

Mr. Heath was an early settler of Polk township. Since the death of his wife he had made his home with his son and family. There are three children living: Charles Heath, Mrs. Clarence Sanders, and Frank Heath of Meadow Creek, Idaho.

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Death Follows Brief Illness
Julia Heath

Mrs. Joe Heath of Urbana Passed Away Yesterday Morning. Funeral Tomorrow.

Following an illness of less than forty-eight hours, Mrs. Joe Heath of Urbana, one of the community's best women, died at her home in that city at 6 o'clock Monday morning.

Mrs. Heath was 70 years old this month.

Mrs. Heath became suddenly very ill with diabetes Saturday. At 5 o'clock Saturday evening she became unconscious and she remained in that condition until the end.

The funeral will be held tomorrow morning from St. Mary's Catholic church at Spencer's Grove. Interment will be made in the public cemetery at Urbana.

Besides the husband, three children survive. The children are Frank and Charles of Urbana and Mrs. C. L. Sanders of this city.

Mrs. Heath was a splendid woman and her sudden demise has deeply affected the people of Urbana and surrounding country.

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Dec. 11, 1918
Obituary of Madison Heath
Madison Heath

Following an illness of a number of months from cancer. Madison Heath of Shellsburg passed away Thursday evening at the family home in Shellsburg. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Brydon officiating. Interment was made in the Shellsburg cemetery.

Madison Heath was born in Decatur county, Indiana, June 1, 1833 ( I believe paper is fuzzy) He came to Benton county in (1854 ?) with his parents. On Dec. 27, (1877?) he was unite in marrage to Miss Lucy Clemmons, the wedding taking place at the Clemmons home four miles west of Shellsburg. The family lived on a farm in Parker's Grove until 1909 when they moved in Shellsburg. Deceased was an influential and faithful member of the Parker's Grove church since 1869. The relatives surviving are the wife and two daughters, Mrs. ?) Brunch of Blairstown and Miss Mable at home. There are also three brothers and sisters living, Joe Heath of Urbana, William of Kansas, Merritt of Shellsburg and Mrs. J. R. Blackburn Kansas.

Mr. Heath was a successful farmer and was respected by his fellowmen for his integrity and unwilling kindness to all. He will be missed in the family circle and among the associates of his old home.

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Submitted on 23-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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The Vinton Eagle; Jan. 25, 1895

Mary Heath

Died at her home in Canton township, Benton county, Monday Jan. 21, 1895, Mary, daughter of John Heath, age 15 years, 7 months and 14 days. Her life was spent here among the friends to whom she had endeared herself by many winning qualities of mind and heart. Since her sickness began she experienced hope in the Savior. In April she was received for baptism by the Parker's Grove church. Her faith was clear and bright. She fully trusted Him who "Doeth all things well." At last after months and years of suffering patiently borne she passed into rest.

Many moved ones mourn her death, but their loss is her eternal gain. She is with the Savior who took her as with a smile upon her lips she passed to the other shore.

The funeral services were held at Parker's Grove Baptist church conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. T. Shortess, who preached from the words of Jesus as recorded in Luke, "She is not dead but Sleepeth."

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Submitted on 23-Oct-2019 by
John Shuck,

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Vinton Semi-Weekly; Dec. 24, 1886

Robert Heath

Died at his home in Canton township, on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 a.m., Mr. Robert Heath, in his 71st year. The deceased was an old settler, having moved into the state in 1854. He was a faithful member of the Baptist church and a man universally respected. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Shellsburg. The church was filled to overflowing with the friends who came to pay their last respects to the deceased. The interment took place at the Parker Grove cemetery.

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Submitted on 31-Oct-2019 by
John Shuck,

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Daily Times; July 1925
Mrs. Merritt Heath of Shellsburg dies
Mrs.Merritt (Sarah) Heath

(Benton county News)

(special to Daily times)

Shellsburg, July 13-Mrs. Merritt Heath, Sr. 80, well-known resident of Shellsburg, died Sunday about noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. Rutan of Scranton, Ia. The body will be brought to this place and funeral held here Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the home of the son, Harry Heath. Interment in the Shellsburg cemetery.

Mrs. Heath was born Dec. 31, 1844. Following her marriage to Merritt Heath, the family resided on a farm in the Parker's Grove neighborhood. Mr. and Mrs. Heath retired to this place in 1897. Mr. Heath died three years ago. Since that time Mrs. Heath has made her home with her children. Her death followed a stroke of paralysis. She had been in failing health several months.

Surviving are the three children; Dr. John Heath of Walla Walla, Wash, Harry Heath of Shellsburg, and Mrs. C. W. Rutan of Scranton. There is one brother living, Charley Crawford, and a sister, Mrs. J. E. Wyant, both of this place

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Submitted on 23-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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