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

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  • June 19, 2020
    Ed, Angel, and Maddy Brown says:
    Prayers to the family!

  • June 18, 2020
    Joyce Grey says:
    Jeanne, you were the second mother in my life. I have so many wonderful memories at your house with all of you. I was blessed to have you as my friend, and I will miss you always. I know you are with your awesome husband again, and I know how much you missed having him here with you. The two of you were a wonderful example of true love that got bigger with each passing year. I love and miss you both. Rest In Peace, my sweet dear friend.

  • June 18, 2020
    Barb(Powell) Plate and Bob Plate says:
    I remember Jeanne from high school. I only saw her a few times after graduation but she always had a welcoming smile. We will be praying for her family.

  • June 18, 2020
    Mark Light and Terri Light lit a candle:
    Lit since June 18, 2020 at 6:05:00 PM

  • June 18, 2020
    Krista Roberts says:
    Kerri, I am so sorry for your loss. I absolutely loved your mother. She was so nice to everyone she met. I had some great conversations with her at cheerleading. She was so wonderful to be around.