Dale Heasty, age 93, of Mayfield, died Saturday March 9, 2013 at the Sumner County Care Center in Wellington.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., on Thursday March 14, 2013 at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home Chapel in Wellington, KS. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A private internment will take place at a later date. To honor his memory a memorial has been established with the Mayfield Community Building Fund. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.come
Dale Heasty was born on September 28, 1919 in rural Mayfield, KS to Hugh Heasty and Ruth Armstrong Heasty where he grew up on the Heasty family farm and attended grade school and high school in rural Mayfield and Milan, KS. He was studying for an Engineering degree at Pittsburgh State College in Pittsburgh, KS when he joined the Navy and served as a fighter pilot in the Pacific until the end of WWII. In 1943 he married MaryBelle Dinkins of Burden, KS and after the war, settled on a farm by the Chikaskia River, one-half mile from where he grew up, and there they raised their family of three children until MaryBelle's death in 1967 at the age of 45. Although he did continue to farm with his brother Hubert he did move into Mayfield in1968, and in 1983 married Neola Wampler Brown. He leaves behind a legacy of integrity and honor to family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Neola, Brother Dwight and his wife Gwendolyn of VA, Children: Don Heasty and wife Camilla of AZ, Gayle Craig and Joni Hall, both of Wellington. Grandchildren: Cassy Heasty Smith and her husband Danny of Wellington, Gem Heasty Watts and her husband Steve of Derby, Mary Heasty Mericle of Moline, Troy Craig and wife Kelli of NM, Jenara Monday Kilman and husband Kenn of MA, Justin Monday and wife Theresa of MI, and Jaci Hall of Wellington. Great grand children: Carley and Taylor Smith, Makenzie and Maddie Watts, Jessi and Geena Mericle. Madison Grace DeAngelis Monnet (Craig), Sevanna and Ronin Kilman, Natalie, Brooklyn and Alexandra Monday. Great Great Grand daughter: Avery Tillapaugh. Step children: Cecile Carson and her husband Gary of Derby, Sheila Tibbs and her husband Mitch of Goddard, Carolyn Chapman and her husband Joe of GA, Millie Engen and her husband Rick, David Brown and his wife Jani, and Curt Brown all of WI., along with numerous nieces, nephews, their families, other close family and dear friends.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, wife MaryBelle, older brother Dwayne, younger brother Hubert, stepson Milton Brown, and stepdaughter Aimee Syrett.