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Lauren L. Heath

September 1, 1958 July 5, 2015
Lauren L. Heath
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Lauren L. Heath, age 56, a 22 year resident of Oak Park, IL, passed away on Sunday July 5, 2015 at the University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center after a courageous 18 month battle with brain cancer. Lauren was born on September 1, 1958 in Lafayette, IN to Joseph and Sally nee Owens Heath. She graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1976 and received her B.A. in communications from Purdue University in 1980. She married Kent Barnett in 1988 in Chicago. In 1993 she and her husband moved to Oak Park where they have raised their family. Lauren had a successful career with Eastman Kodak prior to her most successful role as a wife and mother. She and Kent are cofounders of the annual "On Cloud Nine" event in memory of their daughter Paige which benefits Horizons for Youth. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and enjoy many hours of volunteering in the Oak Park area. She is survived by her husband of 27 years Kent; her children: Zach, Dylan, Max, Charlie, and Lainie. She is also survived by her mother, Sally Heath, her mother-in-law Jean Barnett and her siblings; Susie Heath (Chris Kelleher), Jody (Eric) Barnes, and Kris Heath. She was preceded in death by her daughter Paige, her father Joseph Heath and her father-law Kenneth Barnett. Visitation Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Friends and family are asked to please meet at St. Giles Church, 1025 Columbian Ave., Oak Park on Friday for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass. Interment private. In lieu of flowers memorials to the National Brain Tumor Society ( or Horizons for Youth ( are appreciated.


Friday, July 10 10 a.m.��

St. Giles Church 1025 Columbian Ave., Oak Park�� PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH��


Thursday, July 9 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.��

Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home

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