Obituary published October 21, 2010 in The Mexico Ledger


Bert A. Heaston, 80, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Oct. 16, 2010. Bert was born Dec. 5, 1929 in Gallatin, Mo. to Carl and Helen (Stephens) Heaston. He retired from General Motors after 54.1 years, where he worked as high loader operator. He was a member of the UAW Local No. 41. Bert was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed the outdoors by sitting on his deck and would help others, not expecting anything in return. He was a spiritual man, honest and dedicated. Bert love to catfish and travel on family vacations. And, he liked cigarette lighters and coins. He idolized his daughter and granddaughter. Bert was preceded in death by sisters, Patricia Myers and Kay Pitte and brothers, Jack Heaston, Doug Heaston and Winifred “Punkin” Heaston and by five infant siblings. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Heaston; daughter, Brenda Brasher; and granddaughter, Kierra Sullivan, all of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; brothers, Billie Heaston, Vandalia, David Heaston, Mexico, and Don Heaston, Lebanon, and sister, Millie Lennox, Palmyra, Mo. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty, Mo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Southside Baptist Church, Vandalia, Mo., with Pastor Chris Atkinson officiating with visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at Farber Cemetery, Farber, Mo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brenda Brasher for expenses.
Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.churcharcherpasley.com.
Arrangements: Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty, Mo., 816-781-2000.