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Joyce Ann (Nitchman) Heaton

October 10, 1941 ~ July 31, 2018 (age 76)

Joyce Ann Heaton, age 76, of Conover passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Dorothy Love, Sidney.  Born on October 10, 1941 in St. Paris, Ohio, Joyce was a daughter of the late Luther and Margaret (Byers) Nitchman.  She married William Heaton on June 9, 1962 and he survives in Conover. Joyce is also survived by two children; William Heaton Jr (Tracy Galloway) of Ashbern, VA and Lisa Heaton of Troy; five grandchildren, Christina, William III, Taylor, Matthew and Nicolas and two great grandchildren, Madison and Maci. A sister Louise (Tom) Armstrong of Terre Haute and brother Richard Nitchman of Mesa, Arizona also survive. In addition to her parents a daughter, Patricia Heaton and six siblings preceded her in death. Joyce graduated from Christiansburg-Jackson High School in 1959 and worked for Copeland Manufacturing for 37 years. She attended Myrtle Tree Baptist Church, was a member of the Eastern Star, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris, with Dr. Reverend James Van Zile.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris.  Visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home.  Donations in memory of Joyce may be made to the Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.  Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to

Donations may be made to:

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County
P.O. Box 502, Troy OH 45373

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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