Lydia Elizabeth Heath passed away September 26, 2012 at the Van
Buren County Hospital with her family and loved ones present. She
was born February 12, 1919 at Harper, Iowa to Ed and Kate McMillan.
On August 3, 1957 she married Forrest Dale Heath in Amarillo, Texas.
She was a mother and homemaker had raised seven girls Jean LeClair,
Loretta Ferree, Gladys McCrimmon, Gloria Bailey, Iris Rieck,
Elizabeth Buchwald, Rosalie Curry.
Lydia loved raising a garden and loved outdoor activities boating
and fishing. She enjoyed working as a cook at St. Lukes Hospital
and later worked at Kingsbury Homes before retiring.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Forrest on May 3,
1992, three daughters Jean LeClair, Loretta Ferree and Rosalie
Curry, two great grandchildren, her parents Ed and Kate McMillan,
three brothers Albert Dell, Ben and Kenneth McMillan
She is survived by four daughters Gladys McCrimmon of Duncanville,
Texas, Gloria Bailey of Floris, Iowa, Iris Rieck of Hubert, North
Carolina, Elizabeth Buchwald of Ames, 25 grandchildren, 57 great -
grandchildren, 14 great- great grandchildren.
Saturday, September 29,2012 at 11:00 A.M. Holm Funeral Home -
Visitation: Saturday, 10:00 A.M.
Burial: Bethel Cemetery East of Sigourney
A Memorial fund has