Diana Kay “Katie” Heath

Jan 9th, 1945 - Feb 28th, 2018

Visitation:

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2018 11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM

Service:

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2018 1:00 PM

Burial:

Herrin City Cemetery

Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2018

Diana Kay “Katie” Heath

Herrin- Diana Kay “Katie” Heath, 73, of Herrin passed away at 6:50 AM, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Diana was born on January 9, 1945 in West Frankfort to Rolla and Marie (Odle) Martin. She married John V. Heath, Jr. on January 6, 1961 in San Antonio, TX. He preceded her in death on April 4, 2017. Together, they shared 56 wonderful years.

She formerly worked as a sales representative for the Ramada Corp and as general manager of Holiday Inn. Most recently she worked as a transporter for the Department of Children and Family Services.

She was an active member of Southern Illinois Worship Center and loved to tell others about Christ’s salvation while shopping for bargains at many area outlets. She loved the Lord and spending time with her beloved family. Her smile and personality will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include-
Mother- Marie Upchurch of Energy
Daughter- Michelle Heath and Jack Delaporte of Marion
Son- Todd Heath of Carterville
Son- Matt Heath and Ann Staley of Carterville
Daughter- Heather “Tiger” Heath of Herrin
Four grandchildren:
Josh Heath and Shyla of Herrin
Casey Heath of Herrin
Sam Bandy of Herrin
Luke Heath and Stephanie of Iuka, IL
Thirteen Great Grandchildren
Sister- Karen Dame and husband Tim of Energy
Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her father, 2 grandchildren- Heath and Dustin Bandy.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Her brother in law- Bro. Tim Dame will officiate. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until time of service, Saturday at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Family and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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11 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Maria Rose

    From: Warrensville hts., Ohio

    Date: February 28, 2018

    To the family and friends,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please remember during this time sadness that No heart breaks alone for God is always near the broken hearted. Not a tear drops unnoticed by God. He is the God of comfort. He gives us a promise at Revelation chapter 21 verse 3 and 4. All of our mourning and outcry along with pain and death will be a thing of the past.

    Maria Rose
    Jeff.org

  • Guest: Kathy Rudd

    From: Rochester Hills, Michigan

    Date: February 28, 2018

    Kay is my cousin very beautiful lady. So kind and oh how she could sing. She will be missed by a lot of people. Go rest high high upon that mountian. For your work on earth is done.

  • Guest: Velda Ervin

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: March 1, 2018

    So saddened to hear of Diana’s passing. My late husband Elvin and I shared many wonderful times with Diana and her family as we worshiped God together in our church services. May the God of All Comfort be with you, her family.

  • Guest: Chrystal Griswold

    From: St Charles, Missouri

    Date: March 1, 2018

    Diana or “Aunt Kay Kay” was an amazing woman. She made me feel like part of her family long after my Aunt and her son(still my Uncle Todd) got divorced. I could listen to her sing all day. I loved when she would sing raspy/throaty songs. I loved hearing her stories about her theater days and how she met the love of her life. Aunt Kay Kay, you are greatly missed.

  • Guest: Jennifer Lynn Schneider-Lueken

    From: Watson, Illinois

    Date: March 1, 2018

    To the family of John and Diana Heath, I am very sorry for your loss. Your Mother/Grandmother was a very sweet lady. I had not seen her for many years, since May 1996. I always enjoyed the Heath Family Reunions, when I was able to see extended family. May God bring you comfort.

    (Martha Jane (Heath) Koenig Schultz’s daughter’s (Barbara) daughter)

  • Guest: Jan Mathenia

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 1, 2018

    I’am really going to miss my best friend Diana but, she is a better place now with know pain. Diana and I went to church together at SIWC we always set together I’am really going to miss setting with her. She loved her family very muchsand she loved visiting with her Mom and her sister Karen and her brother-in-law Tim. I pray that Todd,Matt, and Ann,Shelly, Heather, and grandchildren that they would feel GOD’S nearness and angels would be encamped around about them. Love you Diana!

  • Guest: Jan Mathenia

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 1, 2018

    I’am really going to miss my best friend Diana but, she is a better place now with know pain. Diana and I went to church together at SIWC we always set together I’am really going to miss setting with her. She loved her family very muchs she loved visiting with her Mom and her sister Karen also her brother-in-law Tim. I pray that Todd,Matt, and Ann,Shelly, Heather, and grandchildren that they would feel GOD’S nearness and angels would be encamped around about them. Love you Diana!

  • Guest: Jane Koenig Slifer

    From: Mode, Illinois

    Date: March 1, 2018

    Sorry ,to see this about Diana .She was always so sweet .Prayers for her children and all that loved her.Gods blessings. Jane Koenig Slifer
    Aunt Martha Janes daughter.

  • Guest: Judy Martin Jackson

    From: Greenview, Illinois

    Date: March 2, 2018

    Diana and I were childhood friends and because we had the same last name, pretended that we were sisters. She called me when my Mom died in 2016 and I greatly appreciated her sweet words. May God comfort the family.

  • Guest: Roy wachter

    From: Washington, Indiana

    Date: March 2, 2018

    We didn’t know Diana well. We met at John,s funeral.
    we pray that her large family will find peace.

  • Guest: Sue Brewer

    From: Goreville , Illinois

    Date: March 2, 2018

    Diane will be missed by everyone. She was one fine lady and I’ll never ever forget her. Prayers of comfort for all of you. Love, Bud and Sue Brewer