Josephine Elaine (McNeely) Heath passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 23rd, holding the hands of her husband of 53 1/2 years, Wayne Heath, and Son, Joel (Jody) Heath.
Elaine lived a life most dream of, with a loving husband, free spirit, and unmatched love of God. She travelled far and wide, lived her life to the fullest, and was at peace with her passing.
She was a graduate of Evangel Bible College, a teacher, and retiree of Manheim Auto Auction. Elaine was an exceptional pianist, and organist, serving many years as the organist for Central Assembly of God, in Independence, MO, and Grain Valley Assembly of God. Elaine was also a piano teacher for many years. She loved many, and was loved by many more, as a mentor to so many, and an example of Godliness to others. She was married to the love of her life for 53 ½ years, and built a beautiful life, and home, with Wayne.
She is preceded in death by her father, Dee McNeely, Mother, Martha (Fox) McNeely, and Daughter, Jill Elaine Heath, age 13. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Heath, Son, Joel (Jody) Heath, Daughter in-law, Kimberly (McPherson) Heath, grandchildren Corey and Shelby, great-grandchildren Mason and Brayden, her sister Monica Christenson, as well as two nephews, Shannon Troy Green, and Shane Green, her Aunt Lucille Willoughby, maternal cousins Glenna Dooley, Kenneth “Buzzy” Willoughby and Lee Willoughby, Aunt Viola Miller of TX, Cousin Paul Fox, of Yuma, AZ, as well as many in-law nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with funeral service to follow at 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 19th, 2020, at New Life Church, 801 SW 1st Street, Oak Grove, MO, 64075. Interment will follow at Blue Springs Cemetery, Blue Springs, MO.
Due to Jackson County COVID-19 regulations masks are to be worn at all times during visitation and funeral services. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to either the Breast Cancer Foundation (https://www.bcrf.org/) 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036, or the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (http://www.curethekids.org/), 302 Ridgefield Court, Asheville, NC, 28806, in the names of Elaine and Jill Heath. Arrangements are entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, MO. Memories of Josephine and words of comfort for her family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.