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Tonya R. Heath

November 6, 1962 June 2, 2022
Tonya R. Heath
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Obituary for Tonya R. Heath

Tonya R. Heath, 59, of Chillicothe, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022, surrounded by her family.

Tonya was born on November 6, 1962, to Bonita Covert in Peoria, Illinois.

Tonya was a loyal employee at Caterpillar, Inc. for 20 years. She worked in Defense and Federal products and as a Legal Specialist, proudly retiring in May of 2020.

Tonya was married to Jerry Heath Sr. in 1985 and was very proud of her two children, Jerry Jr. and Christopher. Tonya was fiercely devoted to her family and would do anything for her children. She loved receiving flowers, the color purple and watching soap operas.

Tonya was predeceased by her mother, Bonita; and her grandmother, Gerry Potter. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Jerry Heath Sr.; her children, Jerry (Vanessa) Heath Jr. and Christopher (Nicole) Heath; her aunts, Nadine Covert and Caroline (Virgil) Smith; and her uncle, Kevin (Lisa) O'Malley and their children, Meghan, Erin, Sean and Shannon.

In lieu of a service, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at csmico.com

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