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“Dawn and I worked together years ago. She was one of my favorite people and always had a way of putting a smile on all of our faces. She always...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Danielle Robertson - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Don, Tara, Wes, Donna, Denise and all of the Heston family & friends,My thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this difficult time. ...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Gahler - Rye Brook, NY

“To Family and Friends. I'm so sorry for Dawn's passing. I do gain strength however in knowing that she is in a better place. I loved that she...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Hutchinson - Galesburg, MI

“I will miss you my dear friend. We had so many good times whether it was at work, at a party or just having dinner together. We lost Denise, and now...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Arta Clark - Battle Creek, MI

“I have known Dawn my entire life, we grew up across the street from each other and always joked that we knew each other before we were born as our...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: JoAnn (JoJo) Narmore Palmer - MI

“Miss Dawn you truly touched our lives through your interaction with our boys, Stephen and Nick at Lakeview Child Care. We always felt safe knowing...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Ann Duckett - Mount Airy, MD

“Dawn's light touched many. She made friends everywhere she went. I truly believe she was solar powered. The sun was very important to her. She...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Bobbi Bailey - Battle Creek, MI

“My Dear Wolf Lake friends...Dawn's light will live on forever, just as the morning greets each of your days. I am so sorry for your loss and pray God...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Penny Tellier - Howell, MI

“It is with great honor and pleasure that I accept the position Dawn generously gave me as her sister! Sitting together at the games, laughing as she...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Shawnette Spicer - Battle Creek, MI

“My heart and thoughts go out to this dear family. I have known Dawn for years and never ever have I not been greeted with a welcome hug and smile...I...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Kathie Converse - Battle Creek, MI

“Dawn was a strong caring woman. Her love for her family was very important. She will always hold a special place in my heart. May you find strength...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Heather Shipley - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry to hear of Dawn's passing! She will missed by all that knew her! She was always so full of life. BC just wont be the same without her....Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Suzanne Krebs - battle creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss. I will always have fun memories of her when we would take trips to BC and Uncle Bud (George) would take me to see her. She...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Stacy Walker (Barbour) - Phoenix, AZ

“Don, Debbie, Jack and Mick, Tara and all of Dawns family.So sorry for the loss of Dawn. She was a very special lady in life. Our hearts are hurting...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Dave & Cindi Markos - MI - Friend

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Dawn Ellen Heath, age 68, of Battle Creek passed away Thursday afternoon, October 26, 2017 at the Select Specialty Hospital, Battle Creek, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Battle Creek on January 19, 1949, the loving daughter of Jack O. and Margaret M. (Clair) Heston and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. Dawn retired from the Lakeview School District in 2013 after more than 20 years of faithful service in the Child Care Program.

Dawn is survived by her husband, Donald E. "Don" Heath; her four children, Wesley (Tonya) Alfred, Tara Reniger, Donna (Todd) Anderson, and Denise (Arturo) Otarola; seven grandchildren, Misty, Trevor, Mason, Austin, Kailee, Ariana, and Aiden; three great-grandchildren, Brynlee, Raelynn, and Ava; her brother and sisters, Jack (Mickey) Heston, Debbie Hunter, and Bobbi Bailey; several "special nieces & nephews"; her dogs, Harley & Presley; and her special friends, Melody Sanford and Debbie Cooper. She was sadly preceded in death by her parents; Don's parents, Donald & June Heath, and her brother-in-law, Jeff Hunter.

Dawn loved spending time with her family and attending her nieces & nephews sporting events. She also enjoyed reading, arts & crafts, and laying in the sun at her pool or at the beach, especially Wolf Lake.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where services to celebrate Dawn's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 3, 2017. Memorials may be directed to the family c/o Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Dawn may be placed at