Muriel E. Heath

Born: Sat., Sep. 1, 1928
Died: Sun., Sep. 10, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: Sidney First United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Sep. 16, 2017
Location: Sidney First United Methodist Church

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Muriel Evelyn Heath, 89, died at the Pavilion Nursing Home, Sidney, Ohio on Sunday, September 10, 2017.   She had bravely battled Alzheimer's for many years.   Her son, Bruce and daughter, Jill, were by her side.   Muriel was born September 1, 1928, the daughter of Eldred O. Morton and Thelma (Howe) Morton, both deceased.   She and her sister, Gloria, spent their early years in New Jersey and Lincoln, Nebraska, then settled in Mansfield, Ohio.   While studying for her Bachelor's Degree at Ohio State University, she met her now deceased husband, William Heath.  They married and graduated together in 1950.  Muriel was a dedicated creative educator her entire life, both professionally and with her children.   She taught Home Economics and Child Development for the Sidney School System.  Her talents as a seamstress were invaluable for multiple high school musicals.   Her varied interests and contributions also included being an active member of the Sidney First United Methodist Church where she shared her musical talent singing and generous spirit serving the church.   She adored being a hostess inviting friends over to enjoy her hospitality.   She used her cooking skills teaching a "Bachelor Basics" class at Sidney High School and teaching American cooking to groups of Japanese ladies from Honda.   Muriel had a special heart for the vulnerable and forgotten, both people and animals.   Her loving care for animals was legendary.   Innumerable people benefited from her sacrificial generous help, especially her family.   She is survived by her son, Bruce, daughter, Jill, grandson, Christopher, and sister, Gloria (Morton) Mercer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband William and son, Bill (Hector).   Her children especially will miss her, along with so many lifetime friends who also enjoyed her spirited personality and talents she faithfully used to serve others, and her Lord and Savior.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Sidney First United Methodist Church in Sidney with Rev. David Chivington.   Friends may call at the church from 1:00 PM until the hour of the service.   Burial will be at a later date at Tomlinson Cemetery, Mendon, Ohio.   Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral services and condolences may be expressed on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at:   Muriel would have loved memorial donations in her memory to two of her favorite charities.   For years she sponsored children through World Vision and assisted rescued animals through Best Friends Animal Society.   Contact information for World Vision:,  for Best Friends Animal Society: https:/   We rejoice her struggles have ended and she is now happily enjoying eternal life with the Lord and loved ones.

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Angela Mays Westgerdes
   Posted Mon September 11, 2017
I am so very sorry for the loss of Mrs Heath. she was my home ec teacher at sidney high school. she was the nicest lady and always had a smile and kind word for me even after i was no longer her student. thinking of you all. Much Love

Shirley (Echols) Allen
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017
God looked down on your Mother and said"Come Home my Child" she is rejoicing with your Father and other family. We were glad to get to know you even though the circumstances were not the best. God Bless you all. The Echols family.

Dean and Pam Roberts
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
Christopher, we are so sorry for your loss. Your grandma was special.

Joyce (Bunker) Lupien
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
So sorry for the loss of your mother. We will miss her always. It is a cruel disease that takes so much before its end. She will never be forgotten in my thoughts and heart. I loved both of your parents and miss them dearly. They were very special people. May God enjoy Muriel as much as we did.

Penny Simes
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and sister! Mrs. Heath was one of my very favorite teachers through school! I loved Home Ec and because of her, I learned to cook, and sew and many other wonderful skills. She will always be remembered for her wonderful ways of teaching so that we the students might learn. Thank You Mrs. Heath. May you rest in peace now, in the Lords loving arms and rejoin your loving husband. My prayers are with your family and friends. God Bless.

Pam Landis Melton
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Muriel was one of my teacher mentors. As a young teacher at Sidney, she took me under her wing and made me feel like family. I was a single mom at the time and she helped so much with my son. We did stay in touch over the years, I remarried and had two more sons, which made her very happy!! What a wonderful lady and she will always have a special place in my heart. My condolences to Jill, Bruce and the family. Pam Landis Melton, Brockville, Ohio