William “Bill” Irwin Heathman, 90, formerly of Richards, MO passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron, MO. Bill was born August 16, 1929 in Richards’s, MO to Glen and Susannah Jane (Bogart) Heathman. He was married to Mary Davenport who preceded him in death in 1999, he then married Mary Lee (Endicott) Davenport in 2006 and she preceded him in death in 2017.
Bill grew up in Richards, MO and attended the Hilltop County School in the Richards area. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon his return from the service he, along with his father, operated a dairy farm in Richards. Bill was a farmer his whole life.
He is survived by three children, Jerry Heathman (Sandy), Paola, KS, Michael Heathman (Laurie), Birmingham, AL, Ronald Heathman, Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren, Brian Carter, Christy Carter-Little, Jeff Heathman, Jennifer Kash; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Mary, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Julia Ann Carter; one granddaughter, Brenda Lee; two brothers, J.W. Heathman, and Bert Heathman; and one sister, Julia Mae Sandbothe.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Richland Cemetery in Richards. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warriors Project in c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
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