Barbara Ann Heath

Monday, September 28, 2015

Barbara Ann Heath, 73, of Jenkins, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

She was born June 13, 1942, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Madeline Graham and raised by her adopted parents, Tom and Alice McFall. In June 1987, in Ormond Beach, Fla., she was united in marriage to Eugene Leslie "Gene" Heath, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one daughter, Susan Merritt-Stevison, of Alexandria, La.; three sons, Barry Merritt, of Aurora, Anthony Merritt, of Cassville, and Michael Merritt, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; five stepdaughters, Linda Rowsey, of Baltimore, Md., Nancy Williams, of Salem, N.C, Mary Jo Gordon, of Daytona Beach, Fla., Brenda Wiggins, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Lisa Becker, of Wilmington, Ohio; one stepson, Eugene Heath, Jr., of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one brother, Allen Graham, of Windsor, Canada; one sister, Carol Duncan, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

She grew up and received her education in Detroit, Mich. She was a homemaker.

Graveside services were held Friday in Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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