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  Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
Thursday, June 22, 1939

OBITUARY ~ EDWARD CRARY HEATON

E. C. Heaton, 59, prominent Clearfield business man and a member of the Taylor county bar, died suddenly at his home last Thursday. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church, in Clearfield. Burial was made in the Clearfield cemetery. Members of the Taylor and Ringgold county bar attended the services.

Obituary

Edward Crary Heaton, son of Edward B. and Adaline Heaton, was born on a farm northeast of Diagonal, la., July 23, 1879, and died June 15, 1939, at the age 59 years, 10 months and 2 days.

His father was a minister and it was necessary that the family move to different places during the early school life of the children.

Mr. Heaton attended the Normal College at Afton, then spent one year at Tabor College, after which the family located in Indianola and he was graduated from Simpson College in 1902. The following year he entered the teaching profession in Des Moines, and in 1905 he was elected superintendent of the Clearfield public school.

In 1907 Mr. Heaton entered the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he took up the study of law. Later he attended the Drake University at Des Moines and finished his law course there.

In 1909 Mr. Heaton became superintendent of schools at Anthon, la. On Sept. 26, 1912, he was married to Alice M. Griffen of Anthon. To them were born two daughters, Adaline E. and Barbara, W.

For three years Mr. Heaton was in the hardware business with his father-in-law, but in 1916 he resumed teaching by becoming professor of mathematics in Sioux City. The next year his health became impaired and he retired from teaching and went back to the Heaton homestead where he lived until 1918 when he was again chosen superintendent of the Clearfield school. With the exception of three years which he spent in Osceola and Fairfield, Mr. Heaton and family made their home in Clearfield since then. In 1929 Mr. Heaton became engaged in business and operated a store.

Mr. Heaton was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Persis Heaton Trimble, and a half brother, Ernest Heaton. He never fully recovered from the shock of his sister's death in 1937.

Music at the funeral services was furnished by a quartet composed of Guy Henderson, Don Green, Kenneth Baxter, and Pherrin Dowell. The services were in charge of Rev. M. O. McKenzie.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2012

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