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Kathy L. (Lykins) Heater

January 8, 1961 ~ February 23, 2022 (age 61)



Kathy L. Heater, Age 61, of Tollesboro, Kentucky passed away Wednesday February 23rd, 2022 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Kathy was born in Vanceburg, Kentucky January 8th, 1961 to the late Earl and Marjorie Chinn Lykins.  Kathy, worked for the Pinnacle Bank in Vanceburg for over 24 years.  She was a homemaker and loved chatting on the phone with her family.  She also like to play on her tablets.  She attended Southern Manor Baptist Church where she was baptized.  Kathy, adored, her grandchildren spending as much time as she could with them.

Preceded in death beside her parents was a son, Jason Heater, sisters- Rebecca Stafford, and Lisa Meadows; brothers- Donald Lykins, Ronald Lykins; and a daughter-in-law- Melissa Heater.

Left to cherish Kathy’s memories are two sons- Chad Heater, and Josh Heater (Jessica) both of Garrison, Kentucky.

Sister- Jackie (Michael) Howard- Vanceburg, Kentucky.

Brothers- Michael (Vickie) Lykins, and Dusty (Lynn) Lykins both of Vanceburg, Kentucky.

Grandchildren- Jason Heater, Caleb Heater, Destiny Ruggles, and Travis Ruggles.

Along with many relatives and friends who will mourn her passing.

Visitation will be Saturday February 26th, 2022 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Gaydos Funeral Home 159 2nd street Vanceburg, Kentucky 41179.

Funeral service will be held Saturday February 26th, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Brother Joe Watson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers for Kathy L. Heater will be Codi Chapman, Michalin Chapman, Cole Lykins, Randy Lykins, Ronnie Lykins, and Isaiah Hobbs.

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Funeral Service
February 26, 2022

1:00 PM
Gaydos Funeral Home
159 2nd street
Vanceburg, Kentucky 41179

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