Military veteran

Jacquelyn June Heath Ament, 79, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her home.

She was born March 10, 1931, in Clinton, Iowa, daughter of Paul L. and Vernice A. Knudson Heath. She and Edward Joseph Ament were married June 11, 1955, in Morrison, Ill.

She was a military spouse and worked in sewing factories, the PX and the state of Illinois Department of Transportation. After her husband retired from the Army in 1976, she accompanied him on the road in his semi. She later worked in military personnel at Fort Leonard Wood until retiring in 1994.

She enjoyed many crafts, including crocheting, sewing, knitting and embroidering.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 55 years, Edward; a son, Gregory Lee Ament; her parents; two brothers, Sonny Heath and Richard Heath; and a sister, Deanna Heath) Mussman

Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia Parker of Hot Springs, Ark., Sheila Story of Tifton, Ga., and Lori Roach of Roby; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Terry L. Heath of Plato and Dennis C. Heath of Clinton, Iowa.

Services are Friday, Jan. 28, at Palace Union Church with Wesley Wallace officiating. Visitation is 1 p.m. until the start of the service. Burial will be in Palace Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Texas County Hospice of Care. Online condolences may be sent to

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