Dolores Heaton

September 22, 1942 - June 15, 2020
Dolores Heaton

Dolores “Jeanne” Heaton, 77 of Lisbon, Ohio passed away following a brief illness on Monday, June 15, 2020, at her home with her family by her side.

 The daughter of the late John and Helen (Kormendi) Vishak, Jeanne was born in Gary, Indiana but spent most of her life in Lisbon.  She was a graduate of Beaver Local High School, Class of 1960.  Jeanne married her soulmate, Sam Heaton on July 28, 1962.  She then began the adventures of raising 5 children whom she loved with her entire heart.

Jeanne loved being a homemaker, but for some time, worked outside the home as an Associate for Wal-Mart.  She also began playing in a card club, originally with her mother, and then continuing after her mother’s passing.

Jeanne’s easy nature and constant smile gave her the ability to reach people in a positive way.  Her upbeat personality allowed her to befriend all who crossed her path.   Jeanne’s children will deeply miss the mother they were so fortunate to have.

Jeanne is survived by her five children: Craig A (Penny) Heaton, East Liverpool, OH, Michelle L (Matt) Shafer, Lisbon, OH, Curt M. (Tonya) Heaton, New Cumberland, WV, Cory M (Misty) Heaton, Lisbon, OH and Kerri A. (Roger) Cain, Lisbon, OH.

She also leaves behind her sister, Helen “Dollie” (Vishak) Shelton, wife of the late Glenn Shelton, of Austintown, Ohio and her brother, John “Jack” (Nancy) Vishak of Columbus, Ohio

Also surviving are her grandchildren: Marie (Steve), Christopher, Nicholas, Brittany, Sammy, Megan, Kala (Brandon), Brock, Stephen, Destany (Noah), Dakota, Cory Jr., McKenna (Austin) and Alexis (Dominic).  She also leaves behind 8 great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, Jeanne was also preceded in death by her great-grandson, Jacob.

In compliance with Ohio state regulations and in connection to the COVID-19 public health crisis, a private family service was held at the Calcutta chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home

Friends may view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences online at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com


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  • June 18, 2020
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  • June 20, 2020
    Peggy McCormick Botts says:
    So sorry to hear this news. Jeanie will always be remembered for the kind loving person she was.

  • June 19, 2020
    Alma Claypool says:
    So Sorry to hear this. Your Mom was such a great person and would do anything for anyone. I will never forget our shopping trips and our dinner group. Prayers for all the family.

  • June 19, 2020
    Karen (May) Reidy says:
    So very sorry for your loss. I remember her at family reunions being so joyful and full of life!! I ran into her several years ago at Walmart and she was that same joyful lady I remembered!! Hugs and prayers to you all!!