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Dianne K. Heather

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

MASSILLON, Ohio – Dianne K. Heather, 70, of Massillon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.

Dianne was born April 20, 1943, in Massillon. She moved to Sterling in 1962 with her parents, Richard and Marjorie Mead. She married Gerald “Jerry” Heather on Feb. 26, 1963, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. Dianne graduated from Sauk Valley Community College in 1973, receiving an associate degree in nursing, and began her health care career at Community General Hospital. She had been a nurse, administrator, quality assurance coordinator, and teacher. She finished her career teaching the certified nursing assistant program at Sauk Valley Community College, retiring in 1998 due to health reasons. Dianne and Jerry moved in 1999 to Massillon, after Jerry retired from Northwestern Steel & Wire Co., to be closer to their family.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Heather, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage in February; her sons and their spouses, Scott (Stephanie) Heather of Canton, Ohio, and Tim and Sue Heather of St. Louis; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and a memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Massillon, with the Rev. Brian Kline officiating.

Donations may be made to Aultman Hospice Aultman Woodlawn Compassionate Care Center, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. N.W., Canton, OH 44708.

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