Marvin Phil Heaton

August 14, 1932 ‒ February 20, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Marvin Phil Heaton, 88, of Mount Vernon passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Knox Community Hospital.  He was born on August 14, 1932 in Geneva to the late Marvin A. and Evelyn G. (Bogan) Heaton.

Marvin retired from Continental Can and after retirement he worked for the Ohio Eastern Star Home and the Knox County Learning Center.  When his children were going through 4-H, he enjoyed helping with their horse projects.  Marvin honorably served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War.  He always enjoyed putting a smile on your face, but most of all he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Marvin is survived by his loving wife of over 64 years, Jeanne Ann (Nagel) Heaton; children, June (Ken) Suain, Debbie (Mike) White, Beverly (Steve) Dexter and Brian Heaton; grandchildren, Mabel, Kevin, Ann, Steph, Allyson, Jacklyn, and Jake; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Gildersleeve and Donna Isenberg; brother, Larry Heaton; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie Sue; grandson, Devin Lee Keegan; sisters, Pauline Phillips, and Patty Laymon; brothers-in-law, Dick Phillips, Wendell Laymon and Ron Isenberg; and a sister-in-law, Kay Heaton.

The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. until the time of a funeral service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.  Face masks will be required, and social distancing will be observed.

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  • So very sorry to learn of Phil’s passing. So glad I was able to stop and see you guys a couple times over the last couple years. God bless all of you during the difficult days ahead.

  • So sorry to hear Marvin passing on he truely was a great guy who could make you smile and laugh. My prayers and Condolences to the Heaton family.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Phil! I enjoyed talking to him when I would drop Trenton off to their house! Prayers to the Heaton Family!

  • My prayers to you June at this very stressful time in your life 🕊️ Prayers to you Jean and all your families to know he is at peace and you will all meet again when it’s time.

  • Jeannie, June, Brian and family….. we send our deepest sympathy on your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you all at this very difficult time. Love and prayers,
    Vickie & Denny

  • To the family of Marvin Phil Heaton, so sorry for your loss your in our thoughts and prayers, we 🙏 God gives you comfort and strength . Steve and Dixie

  • Our deepest sympathy to you all. May you find strength and comfort during this difficult time. You are in our prayers. Greg and Linda Blubaugh

  • Brian. Jake and the Heaton Family.
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for comfort in this very hard time. Love The Marston (Chas.Jenny.Rhett.Rylee)

  • Jeanne and Family, so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing, prayers with you at this sad time in your life.

  • So sorry to hear the news of your Dad’s passing. May God bless you & wrap his loving arms around you all during this difficult of times.
    Prayers for peace & comfort.
    Allen and Melissa Dexter

  • We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Phil’s passing. He was so much fun with that familiar twinkle in his eye. Such good memories. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Terry, Patty, and family

  • Jeanne and family
    Sorry that I am unable to be with you today. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many fond memories of Phil, especially his sense of humor and infectious laugh.
    Love you all,

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Heaton families. May you find strength and comfort during this difficult time. You are in our prayers. Connie and Darren Reynolds.

  • Sorry to here about Marv . He’s was always a kind man to me when me and his son ran around and fixing cars in his garage and the barn lots of good memories of those times

  • Jeanne and family, my deepest condolences to you on loss of my dear brother. He was always such a tease. I will miss that. Will always have great memories.
    Love, Donna Gay