Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home and Crematory.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Connie Beck officiating.



CLINTON — Valeria L. Heath, 89, of Clinton, died Monday at the Bluff Terrace Nursing Facility, Clinton.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Camanche.

Pallbearers will be Terry Norem, Steve Norem, Stephen Norem, Mike Schipper, John Melvin and Bob Norem.

She was born Oct. 15, 1917, in Camanche to Frank and Clarice Flack Smith. She married Milo E. Heath in 1933 in Morrison, Ill.

She was employed with Burpee’s Seed Co., the Clinton Garment Factory and the Bennett Box Factory. She also was employed with General Electric in Morrison before retiring in 1982.

She attended First United Methodist Church, Clinton.

Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Smith of Clinton, Patricia Shafer of Fulton, Ill., and Marilyn McCluskey of Clinton; two sons, Larry Heath of Montrose, Minn., and Gerald Heath of Clinton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marjorie McMahon of Clinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, one son, two sisters, one brother, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Death date: Sept. 10, 2007#

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