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Miriam H Holden Heath

June 20, 1929 - May 10, 2016

Burial Date May 14, 2016

Funeral Home Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc.

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Miriam H. Heath, 86, of Carbondale died Tuesday in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. She was the widow of Neil Heath, who died in 2009.

Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late James S. and Pearl R. Clift Holden. She was a 1947 graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale and had worked for many years in Reynolds Gift Shop, Carbondale.

Miriam was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Carbondale; a member of the Triple M Club at the church where she was a past president. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women’s Ugly Quilt Club and the Carbondale News Club.

The family would like to thank the staff of the VNA Hospice Unit for their compassionate care. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be missed.

Miriam is survived by two sons and their wives, James N. Heath and Diana, Chesapeake, VA., Donald J Heath Sr. and Linda, Carbondale, eight grandchildren, Jimmy, Denise, Donny, David, Dennis, Michael, Devin and Lauren, sixteen great grandchildren, Karissa, Haley, Kyra, Antonia, Leah, Cody, Dylan, D.J., Johnny, Autumn, Aaron, Mikayla, Chloe, Grayson, Aeson and Julia, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Barbara Jo Chirles, three sisters, Ruth Bush, Dorothy and Marie Estilson and two half-sisters Barbara and Doris Holden.

The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 AM in the First United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church St., Carbondale with services by the Rev. Donald Perry. Interment will be in Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart.

Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 pm at the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 62 N. Main St., Carbondale. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church-Furnace Fund.

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