Charlene Lee Heaton, 71, of Brunswick, passed away at her home peacefully on Sunday, 16 July 2023. She was a beloved wife, sister, and aunt who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Charlene was born on 25 February 1952 to the late Frank Sketl, Jr. and Blanche Constance Sketl (nee Migacz) and grew up in Brookpark, Ohio. She was the eldest of two children and is survived by her loving husband John Matthew Heaton, brother Frank Eugene Sketl, and his wife Pyongsun (nee Choe).
On 26 February 1977, Charlene entered into a joyful union with her beloved husband, John Matthew Heaton. They built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories together. Charlene and John were inseparable and shared a deep connection that was evident to everyone who knew them. Their love for each other served as an inspiration to all.
Charlene was passionate about animals, especially cats, and raccoons, which she fed and cared for when they came to her home. She was a talented artist and an avid tole painter of farmhouse scenes. She found solace in gardening and nature, spending countless hours tending to her beautiful flowers, and her garden was a testament to her love for all living things.
Charlene is also survived by her cousins, Albert Jr. and Sandra Louise Sketl. Their lifelong friendship and shared memories brought immense happiness to Charlene's life. She will be forever loved and remembered by her nieces and nephews: Frank, Isabel, Stephanie Allison, and Joseph Sketl. She loved them with all of her heart.
Charlene was a person of great warmth, kindness, and generosity. Though she may no longer be with us in body, her spirit will forever shine brightly upon us. May her soul find eternal rest and peace and her memory be a source of comfort to us all.
A memorial service to celebrate Charlene Lee Heaton’s life will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 2:00 pm in Grace Baptist Church, 3480 Laurel Rd, Brunswick. The Heaton family has entrusted Charlene’s care to Carlson Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brunswick.