Judy Wagoner Heath — mother and grandmother, barber stylist, business owner, and watercolor artist — left this earthly world for her next journey on May 20, 2023.
Left to honor her legacy are her family, including (but not limited to!) her husband Duane Heath, daughters Jennifer (Doug) Neumann of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Elizabeth Sanders of Mineral, IL; grandchildren Grace, Anna and Lilly. As part of a blended family, she also had the honor of being involved in the lives of her other “kids,” Brandon (Courtney) Heath (Cameron, Owen and Peyton), Nichole Heath,(Destiny, Brianna, Benjamin), John Suarez, and Josh DePover, and their respective families. She is also survived by her two brothers: Mark (Teresa) of East Moline, IL; and David (Mercury) of Silver Spring, MD, as well as her special Aunt Connie (Don) Bookman of East Moline and all the “Bookman Cousins” who brought so much joy and laughter to her life.
After a 40-year career as a business owner, Judy hung up the shears and picked up her paintbrush. She enjoyed recreating the visual world around her. She showed and sold her artwork at regional art shows and was featured in a local exhibition at the Figge Art Museum.
She leaves behind a legacy of strength and instilled her work ethic and commitment in her family. Judy always fought for what was right and was always ready to share her thoughts with you, ready or not.
She was preceded in death by her parents Stephanie and Robert Wagoner. She was certain the next step in her journey would reunite her with those who went before, and her family finds comfort in that.
Friends and family are welcome to a visitation on June 8th at 4PM, followed by a celebration of life at 6PM, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport, IA. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Quad City Arts Metro Youth Apprenticeship Program, https://www.quadcityarts.com/