Passed away on December 18th, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona at 92 years of age. Born in Lebanon, Kentucky August 29, 1920 and is preceded in death by her husband Mac Heath, son John and grandson Darin. Ann is survived by sons Edward (Cheryl), Charles (Cecilia), Bob (Jo Ann), and daughter Mary Ann, 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Ann taught at St. Theresa School for 30 years, prayer ministry at St. Theresa and City of the Lord. Visitation will be from 5-8pm, with a Rosary at 7pm, Thursday, December 20, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be at 10am, Friday, December 21 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family suggests donations be made in her name to “Adopt a Student Program” at St. Theresa.
Anne Heath was such a wonderful person, mother, wife and friend. Every time Anne saw me she always had a smile on her face and made a special point of saying hello as we shared a kiss on the cheek.
Anne was so loved by her family and will be missed by all of us who was touched by her life either as a friend, family, peer or former student.
Anne is finally at peace. No more suffering, pain or endless Doctors. She is finally resting with her husband Mac, her son Johnny & Grandson Darin.
We Love You Anne. We miss you Anne but look foward to the day we are all reunited with you in Heaven.
Ed, Charles, Bob and Mary,
My heart goes out for your loss. Much like Grandma Petrson, Aunt “Sis” was kind and dear women with an endearing love for those arround her. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
Hal and Anita
Dear Heath Family,
My deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear, sweet Mom. She was also a dear, dear friend of mine for over 35 years. I loved travelling to Ireland, Israel, Rome and Medjugorje with her and I have many, many fond and precious memories of Ann. I will miss her very much. God bless all of you. You are all in my prayers. Love, Gayle
To the Heath and Peterson Families:
Therese, Ryan, Emily and Mike offer our thoughts and prayers.
Aunt Sis was a wonderful and loving person who I deeply respected along with all of her sisters.
Johnny Zickel, Louisville, KY
Dear Edward and Charles, Mary Ann and Bob
I have several wonderful memories of Aunt Sis. I will especially remember my visit with her at her home in 1986, our Christmas card messages and her help to me when I wrote my mom’s eulogy: “Just praise her like she deserves.” What a deeply loving and spiritual person! I am very blessed that she was a part of my life. I wish many happy memories to each of you.
Aunt Sis was my precious godmother, and I was blessed! Although the distance between Arizona and Cincinnati is much too far, I always felt her prayers and love. She was wise, witty, gentle, calm, encouraging, insightful, prayerful, faithful, and one of the strongest women I’ll know.
I grieve with you, cousins and your families. But at the same time, I felt great joy on December 18, with my first thought that my Mom got the best Christmas present she could have ever asked for–she is with her beloved sister, her true soul sister, to spend forever with her.
I will never ever forget the phone call from Aunt Sis two days before Mom went to heaven….Aunt Sis gave Mom the courage she needed, prayed the bedtime prayer that Grandma prayed for them as children, and made her smile when she said, “You’re taking cuts, Isabel, but I’ll take it up with you later.”
Precious, precious Aunt Sis. I love you. And love to all the Heaths.
Adelaide & Rodney
I am already missing my big sister and very sad for myself, but happy for her to be resting in God’s hands. She surely loved all her children and grandchildren who brought her much happiness. I would love to be with all of you to share the memories and celebrate her life.
God bless all, love you, Adelaide
Adelaide and Rodney Whitr
Ed, Charlie, Mary Ann and Bob,
I am already missing my big sister. I feel sad for myself, but happy for her to be in God’s hands. Wish I could be with all of you to share the memories and celebrate her life. She so loved each one of you and her grandchildren. Our phone calls were special and I will miss them.
I love you all, Adelaide
I am sorry for your loss. May you rely on God at this time. He is near to those broken at heart and those crushed in spirit he saves (Psalm 34:18) He lovingly proivdes us with the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection (Isaiah 26:19 and Acts 24:15) We can trust this promise because God has furnished a guarantee to all men in that he resurrected him from the dead (Acts 17:31) “Him” is Jesus Christ.
Pat Peterson Abell
Ed, Charlie, Bob and Mary Ann,
Aunt SIs was an awesome lady, always had a smile for you and always remembered all her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. I remember the last time we were all together at a family reunion, probably 15 years ago. I was looking at the pictures last night. What fun!
Having recently lost Mom I know the pain but also know how it can be lessened by recounting all the wonderful memories. Aunt Sis is probably glad-handing all our other family members in heaven and, don’t you know, it is a heck of a party.
I am keeping you and your families in my thoughts and prayers.