Jana Denise Heaton Rasnick
Published 2:27 pm Friday, November 5, 2021
Jana Denise Heaton Rasnick, 66, Elizabethton, transitioned from this earthly shell to a new body in the presence of our Lord on November 2, 2021. She was born August 20, 1955 in Pittsburg, Pa., to the late Stanley Heaton and Lucille Cox Heaton.
A Yankee by birth and Southern by the Grace of God! Jana embodied a big heart, a brilliant mind, as well as being a true beauty inside and out! She could gut a deer, ride a horse, shoot a rifle without a hair out of place or a smudge on her frock! Just like her mother… she was an amazing lady!
Audaciously stubborn and always loyal she could make you laugh or take you out with a simple look. Her laugh was contagious and like none other.
She had a fierce love for her family… protecting them like a mama bear. And oh how she loved her grand-babies! Her second love aside from her family was football! She was forever a Cyclone at heart…I’m sure she’s cheering on the Vols from above!
In addition to her parents, she was reunited with her brother, Dennis Heaton, as they waited for her in heaven.
Her family left here that will miss her every day: her loving husband of 43 years, Bobby Rasnick; Children: Jennifer Buck and husband Eric; Matthew Rasnick; Stephanie Rasnick Hopton and Brad; Kristen Rasnick Jones and Mike; sisters: Betty Lipscomb; Deborah Timko and Barry; loads of sister and brothers-in-law and oodles of kith and kin. Grandchildren: Jaryn Gouge, Levi Buck, Logan Buck; Easton Rasnick and Sawyer Rasnick; Carley Hopton, Ansley Hopton, Braden Hopton; Bethany Hyatt and Ethan Hyatt. A special niece: Ammi Hepler. A dear friend: Trish Graybeal.
There will be a private family graveside service for Jana this Sunday, November 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park officiated by Don Hamilton. Active pallbearers will be Eric Buck, Matthew Rasnick, Jaryn Gouge, Tucker Shoun, Bucky Harris and David Yates. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later time. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of services.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and doctors in the ICU at Greeneville Community Hospital East for the exceptional care and compassion given to Jana and her family.
Because of Jana’s deep love of children, she was a faithful supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. So in lieu of flowers, please give generously to St. Jude’s through www.stjude.org
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Rasnick family.