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HEAPS, Dr. John C. (Doc)
Age 76, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, May 11, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. John was born on November 6, 1930 in Renovo, PA, a son of LeRoy and Elizabeth (Ammeter) Heaps. He was married to Claire (Stout) Heaps for 54 years. John was a Professor of Education at Mansfield University. He graduated from Lock Haven State College in 1952 with a B.S. in Elementary Education, Penn State University in 1958 with a M.Ed. in Elementary Education, and in 1967 with a D.Ed. in Elementary Education. John was employed from 1973-1974 as a 3rd grade teacher in Lincoln, England; 1956-1959 at Noyes Township Elementary School as a classroom teacher; 1959-1964 at Mansfield State College as Campus School Supervisor; 1964-1993 at Mansfield University as Professor of Education; 1994-2004 at Elmira College as a Supervisor of Student Teaching. While at Mansfield University he helped develop a Gifted and Talented Camp for regional children. John was a US Army veteran, having served in Korea. He was a member of North Bend Methodist Church and enjoyed playing tennis, trivial pursuit, skiing, crossword puzzles, attended all the team sporting events at the high school, and assisted coaching tennis. John was an avid writer, a world traveler, and had written a book called Headwaters Country- The Story of Tioga County. John is survived by his wife, Claire (Stout) Heaps; a son and daughter-in-law, Curt and Debra Heaps of Mansfield, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Edward Lenhardt of Elmira, NY; four grandchildren, Lance, Jessica, Alyssa and Sarah; three step grandchildren, Jason, Jordayn and Kyle. John was preceded in death by a son, Stan Heaps in 1997; seven brothers and sisters, Beatrice Heaps, Isabelle Gilroy, Dorothy Miller, Frederick Heaps, LeRoy Heaps, William Heaps, and Ronald Heaps. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, PA, with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Doc Heaps Memorial Fund, c/o First Citizens National Bank, 15 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.


Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/13/2007 - 5/14/2007.

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