PUXICO - Bonita M. Heiligtag, 66, died Oct. 17, 2007, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center.
Born Jan. 20, 1941, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Cecil and Murrel Hickman Payton, she had lived in St. Louis for 30 years and in the Puxico area. She was a retired beautician and had worked at Hans Coiffeurs.
On Aug. 19, 1996, she married Donald Heiligtag who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 2005.
One son, Gary Wayne Hargrave, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Holly Faries of Troy; one brother, Frank Payton of Pevely; two sisters, Caroline Smotherman and Jean Hubbert of Defiance; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Puxico Cemetery with Sam Brotherton of Puxico officiating.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Puxico is in charge of arrangements.